Wendy (nothingtoyou) wrote in human_rights,
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human_rights

Last chance to save a man's life

Troy Davis was convicted of murdering a Georgia police officer in 1991.
Nearly two decades later, Davis remains on death row — even though the
case against him has fallen apart.

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.


Georgia's State Board of
Pardons and Paroles has recently rejected Troy Davis' clemency petition.
Troy continues to face execution on Wednesday Sept. 21 at 7 pm EDT
(midnight Weds night UK time). Please take action before this time.

We cannot let an innocent man die.

Please
take these two simple actions - asking the Parole Board to reconsider
(they can change their mind at any time), and asking that Chatham County
(Savannah) District  Attorney Larry Chisolm step in and withdraw the
death warrant.

Take action here
http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=6oJCLQPAJiJUG&b=6645049&aid=516533&msource=W1109EADP04D&tr=y&auid=9522344
and here
http://action.amnesty.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1194&ea.campaign.id=12137&utm_source=social&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=deathpenalty&utm_content=newtroyactionfb

We can't let them kill an innocent man. This really is Troy's last chance.

Thank you for your support.


UPDATE: THE PAROLE BOARD ARE BLOCKING AMNESTY'S  EMAILS, BUT YOU CAN STILL TAKE ACTION

Please forward the email below to the Parole Board at

Clemency_Information@pap.state.ga.us

and

Webmaster@pap.state.ga.us

Feel
free to personalise the text or chang ethe title of the email. We must
keep the pressure on the Board, and let them know that the world  is
watching. Executing Troy would be an outrageous travesty against 
justice.

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Please grant Troy Davis clemency

State Board

Pardons and Paroles webmaster

2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

SE Suite 458

East Tower

30334-4909 Atlanta

USA

GEORGIA

Dear Clemency Board members,

I
call on the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles to take all
steps necessary to ensure that Troy Anthony Davis is not executed.

You
have voted to deny him clemency despite the fact that significant
doubts continue to plague his conviction. You must reconsider and
reverse this decision immediately.

Seven
of the nine witnesses have changed their story and no physical evidence
links Davis to the crime. No one should be executed, especially when
there are so many doubts about guilt.

This case has generated
widespread attention because so many people in Georgia and throughout
the world are disturbed by the thought of a man being executed when so
much doubt about his guilt remains unresolved.

Nothing can
undermine public faith in a criminal justice system faster than an
execution when there are still serious doubts about guilt.

Georgia
cannot afford to make such a mistake, and I urge you to do everything
in your power to prevent this injustice from taking place.

Yours sincerely,

[YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS]

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