Monday, September 15, 2008

 

STOP THE EXECUTION OF TROY DAVIS

This past Friday the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles denied clemency for Troy Davis. Davis was convicted of a murder in 1989 based only on witness testimonies. Since the original trial, seven of the nine non-police witnesses have recanted their accusations, saying that they experienced police coercion. Due to heightened restrictions to the GA appeals process these important facts were not presented to the Board.

Troy's execution date is set for September 23 but the Board has the authority to reconsider their decision. To better research this case and/or find ways to take action to help Troy Davis:
http://www.amnestyusa.org/death-penalty/troy-davis-finality-over-fairness/page.do?id=1011343&n1=3&n2=28&n3=1412
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