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John Wesley pardon letter by Julie V
Dear friends and family,

It is once again that time of year, and all of us here are putting together a pardon package for Dad. After our recent trip to Washington, D.C we are hopeful about Dad's chances of release with the upcoming royal pardons. However, we need all the help we can get, and writing letters of support is the best way to do that. We are addressing letters to His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Amir of Qatar. Below is a simple template letter to help those of you who want to show your support. We are hoping to focus on the hardships Dad's imprisonment has caused his children and emphasize our desperate need for his return. Please feel free to change the letter or add a personalized sentence or two explaining your connection to the family (friend, family, coworker, classmate) and your reason for support of our cause. The more letters we have the better so please don't be discouraged from writing, we appreciate any and all support!

We hope to have our package complete by June 15th, and look forward to receiving your letter before that date. To send in your letters we have a few options for you:

Email to:

Email to:

Sign and Mail to: 12 Lookout Circle, Eureka Springs AR 72632

Also, feel free to email us at either address or contact us through the Facebook group, Free John Downs, in case of any questions you might have!

Your time and consideration is so greatly appreciated by all of us hoping for Dad's return. Love from the Downs family!




June 4, 2011

John Smith

P.O. Box 200

Eureka Springs, AR 72632

His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

Amir of the State of Qatar

P.O. Box 923

Doha, Qatar

Subject: John Wesley Downs Plea for a Pardon

Your Excellency,

My name is John Smith and I am a friend of the Downs family. I respectfully request that you consider John Wesley Downs for a humanitarian pardon due to the extreme hardships that his family is experiencing. Thank you for your kind attention to this matter.

Sincerely yours,

John Smith


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