Monday, 9 July 2007

Take action today to stop the execution of Troy Davis

from Amnesty International:

Troy Davis has been scheduled for execution on July 17!! Take Action Today to stop the execution of Troy Davis.

Take action today to stop the execution of Troy Davis. Send an urgent message to the Georgia State Board of Pardons & Paroles urging clemency in this case.

Georgia State Board of Pardons & Paroles
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SE
Suite 458, Balcony Level, East Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334

Telephone: (404) 657-9350

Troy Anthony Davis has been on death row in Georgia for more than 15 years for the murder of Police Officer Mark Allen McPhail at a Burger King in Savannah, Georgia; a murder he maintains he did not commit. There was no physical evidence against Troy Davis and the weapon used in the crime was never found. The case against him consisted entirely of witness testimony which contained inconsistencies even at the time of the trial. Since then, all but two of the state?'s non-police witnesses from the trial have recanted or contradicted their testimony. Many of these witnesses have stated in sworn affidavits that they were pressured or coerced by police into testifying or signing statements against Troy Davis. One of the two witnesses who has not recanted his testimony is Sylvester ?Red? Coles ? the principle alternative suspect, according to the defense, against whom there is new evidence implicating him as the gunman. Nine individuals have signed affidavits implicating Sylvester Coles.

Read the report : ?Where is the justice for me??: The case of Troy Davis, facing execution in Georgia at:>

Amnesty International does not know if Troy Davis is guilty or innocent of the crime for which he is facing execution. As an abolitionist organization, it opposes his death sentence either way. It nevertheless believes that this is one in a long line of cases in the USA that should give even ardent supporters of the death penalty pause for thought. For it provides further evidence of the danger, inherent in the death penalty, of irrevocable error.

1 comment:

Carol said...

The phone number you have given is incorrect. Those who wish to request a reprieve of the Troy Davis execution must call the public relations office of the State Prisons at 404-651-5897. They are keeping a log of all callers and the States from which they are calling.

I would also suggest that you post the number for the Governor of Georgia's public relations office and ask people to call there as well.