Sunday, 18 September 2011

Help save a man from execution


In a few days a man will be executed. Unless action is taken Troy Davis will be killed by lethal injection on Wednesday 21 September 2011 at 7pm, US time.

Troy Davis was convicted of murder in 1991 and has been on death row for 20 years despite a raft of evidence highlighting his potential innocence and a strong campaign supported by Amnesty International calling for a new trial or hearing and clemency.

Killing another human being is, I believe, fundamentally wrong for many reasons including, most importantly, the reason cited by Martin Luther King Jnr. who once said that “The old law of an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind”.

Two days before Troy is due to be executed Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles will hold a clemency hearing. This meeting will take place tomorrow and decide whether his execution should proceed or whether his sentence should be commuted.

His execution is therefore not inevitable. Take action now and contact the Board of Pardons and Paroles via www.amnesty.org.uk Let’s cherish and protect human life rather than extinguishing it.

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