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7 men receive posthumous pardon

(Posted on 03/09/21)

7 men receive posthumous pardon

A governor in Virginia, USA has granted posthumous pardons to seven men who were executed for the rape of a woman in 1951. 

The men were Grayson, Frank Hairston Jr, Howard Lee Hairston, James Luther Hairston, Joe Henry Hampton, Booker Millner and John Clabon Taylor.

Governor Ralph Northam told The Guardian: “These men were executed because they were Black, and that’s not right,” Northam said. “Their punishment did not fit the crime. They should not have been executed.”

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