Monday, 7 January 2008

George H. Ryan is nominated for the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize


University of Illinois Law and Human Rights Professor Francis A. Boyle has

nominated George H. Ryan for the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize. The current

growing moratorium movement spreading across the United States is

a reality directly connected to Ryan's courageous opposition to the

death penalty both in the US and around the world, and to his visionary

action to impose the first US moratorium against the death penalty in 2000.

Due to George Ryan's commitment to humanitarian principles and his tireless

efforts to create dialogue in support of seeking justice for the 3,350 men and

women warehoused on death rows throughout the US, the United States

Supreme Court has in effect imposed a nation wide moratorium on executions.

George Ryan's dream to end governmental killing has temporarily come

to fruition.

The growing momentum for the outright abolition of the death penalty

in the United States is due to the heroic efforts of George H. Ryan.

He has done more effective work against the death penalty than the entire

American Abolitionist Movement put together.

For that reason the world should award him the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize.

For information contact :

Francis A. Boyle
Law Building
504 E. Pennsylvania Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 USA
217-333-7954 (phone)
217-244-1478 (fax)

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