Amnesty International calls for release of US death row convict

Amnesty International calls for release of US death row convict

By staff writers
20 May 2009

Amnesty International has teamed up with other human rights organisations to campaign for a stay of execution. The protest concerns Troy Davis who is accused of killing a police officer in the state of Georgia, in the USA. The case has been very charged and campaigners do not believe justice is being done.

Since being convicted as a teenager in 1991, seven out of nine witnesses have recanted their statements against him. Fresh evidence also points to another man being the shooter, and there is a complete absence of physical evidence against Davis.

Many thousands of people across the world are up in arms at the obvious injustice of the case. Protests are being focused on a Global Day of Action, scheduled for May 19.

You can find out more about Troy Davis and protests happening in your area, by visiting the Amnesty International website.

Click here to support the vital work they do around the world campaigning for human rights.

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