16 September 2008

amnesty international condemns parole board decision to allow the execution of troy davis...

amnesty international (aiusa) hyas condemned in the strongest possible terms the decision to deny clemency to troy anthony davis...the human rights organization, after attending last friday’s clemency hearing, called the decision a baffling and unbelievable perversion of justice...jared feuer, southern regional director for amnesty international usa, who attended the clemency hearing said:

“Nobody in that Parole Board room could have walked out today knowing with certainty that Davis committed murder. The parole board went against its pledge to prevent the execution of any person where there is doubt as to his guilt.”

davis was convicted in 1991 of killing an off-duty savannah police officer, despite the fact that police never produced a murder weapon and no physical evidence linked davis to the crime...following his conviction, seven of the nine original witnesses have either recanted or changed their testimony in sworn affidavits; one of the remaining two is alleged to be the actual killer... said larry cox, executive director for aiusa:

“It is baffling that this decision could have been rendered in a case that has completely unraveled, and is now leaving a shameful stain on Georgia’s reputation. The U.S. Supreme Court must intervene immediately and unequivocally to prevent this perversion of justice.”

for more information, please visit www.amnestyusa.org...

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