Amnesty international USA: Help to save the life of Troy Davis
Emergency appeal – There is more evidence that a possible innocent man is in danger of execution
Washington, D. C., September 20, 2011 (and). Amnesty international USA is calling everyone for urgent action to help to save the life of possible innocent Mr. Troy Davis. Amnesty international USA urges all people and the U.S. authorities for a withdrawal of the death warrant against Mr. Troy Davis.
He has been denied clemency by the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles despite the fact that significant doubts continue to plague his conviction. Executions when there are still substantial doubts about guilt should never be permitted to proceed, and the responsibility rests with you to ensure that does not happen in this case.
You have it in your power to prevent this affront to justice from happening. I urge you to call for a withdrawal of Troy Davis’ death warrant without delay.
It would significantly undermine the credibility of the Georgia system of justice if an execution were carried out under such a persistent cloud of doubts about guilt. It would show a callous disregard for the very real possibility of putting an innocent person to death, and public faith Georgia’s commitment to a fair justice system would be shattered.
About 1 million people have signed a petition some days ago. Amnesty international has now launched a new petition to save the life or possible innocent Mr. Troy Davis in the United States of America: http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=6oJCLQPAJiJUG&b=6645049&aid=516533&msource=W1109EADP04D&tr=y&auid=9522344