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Religious Leaders, Nobel Laureates Call on Gov. Cuomo to Grant Clemency to Activist David Gilbert

HeadlineNov 18, 2020

The Supreme Court on Monday denied a request by elderly prisoners to require stronger pandemic precautions at a Texas prison — despite older people being much more vulnerable to the coronavirus.

This comes as a group of prominent religious leaders and peace activists have called on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to grant clemency to 76-year-old David Gilbert, a Weather Underground activist who has been behind bars for nearly four decades for his role in the murder of two police officers and a security guard in 1981. The letter to Cuomo is signed by Nobel Peace laureates including Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the families of Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi.

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