This pledge closed about 3 years ago
I pledge to take less than a minute out of my day and show support for an innocent man.
I will copy the following letter of support and e-mail it to the parents of Brendan McConville, wrongly imprisoned in Northern Ireland, so that my voice may be heard towards the demand for his freedom.
Less than 60 seconds out of my day can mean the difference for a man suffering a miscarriage of justice.
Please copy and paste the following letter and sign your name, then e-mail to the parents of Brendan McConville at:
Mr.and Mrs. William McConville,
I would like to take a moment to let you know that I too share in the belief that your son Brendan is innocent.
I believe that the justice system in Northern Ireland has no right to convict an innocent man on the basis of maintaining a conviction rate and that when evidence such as video footage disappears, no clear motive is proven and witnesses called on the prosecution's behalf are far from reliable, then such convictions in the name of justice are a violation of human rights.
Brendan is one of scores of innocent souls in the long history of miscarriages of justice of the British legal system and deserves his freedom, for he has done nothing to warrant conviction.
I join you in demanding the release of your son Brendan and hope to make my voice heard in saying that such miscarriages of justice cannot continue in Northern Ireland.
I believe innocent men such as your son cannot continue to be persecuted by a prejudiced and unlawful system.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with you, your family and all of our Irish Political Prisoners.
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