I last wrote about Troy Davis in this space in July of 2007. He was scheduled for execution for a murder he maintains he did not commit. Seven out of nine witnesses agree — having recanted or contradicted their testimony.

Moreover, no murder weapon was found and no physical evidence links Davis to the crime. Grassroots pressure succeeded in temporarily halting the threat of Davis’ execution but the threat is now back.

This new video from Amnesty International tells the story.

The Georgia Board of Pardon and Paroles has voted to deny clemency, yet Governor Sonny Perdue can still exercise leadership to ensure that Davis’s death sentence is commuted. Please urge Perdue to demonstrate respect for fairness, justice and the rule of law by supporting clemency for Troy Davis.


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