Wednesday, March 30, 2016

London, April 21: Amnesty UK Preview Screening of 'Cruel and Unusual' by Vadim Jean

(Event info from Amnesty UK)

When:  Thursday, 21 April 2016 from 18:30 to 21:30 (BST)
Where:  Amnesty International UK - 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA, United Kingdom

Amnesty International UK is delighted to announce a special UK preview screening of ‘Cruel and Unusual’, a new documentary feature film telling the story of the Angola 3's struggle for justice, fighting their unjust convictions and the cruel and unusual punishment of long term solitary confinement in Louisiana prisons. 

After decades imprisoned in a six foot by nine foot cell, Albert Woodfox’s conviction was overturned for the third time and in February 2016 he was finally released from his wrongful imprisonment having spent longer in solitary than any other prisoner in the United States.

His fight for justice and freedom has taken 43 years.

At the screening we will be joined by some incredible speakers who will share their experiences of Albert Woodfox, Herman Wallace, Robert King and their extraordinary cases:

Robert King – a fellow member of the Angola 3 held in solitary for 29 years before his release in 2001 who has campaigned ever since for the release of his comrades.

Vadim Jean – Director of ‘Cruel and Unusual’ and ‘In the Land of the Free’ a 2010 documentary about the Angola 3.

Tessa Murphy – Of Angola3.org who campaigned on Albert and Herman's cases, and who previously led Amnesty's international campaigning on the cases and on solitary confinement.
Sam Roddick -- Campaigner and passionate supporter of the Angola 3.

Hosted by Felix Jakens from the Amnesty International UK Individuals at Risk team.

Join us as we celebrate Albert’s freedom and look ahead at the next steps in securing justice for him and the Angola 3 as their struggle against the use of long term solitary confinement in US prisons continues

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