Hi everyone at DhammaWheel, it's been a while since I've posted here, nice to be back!
I would just like to make you aware of this if you aren't already, and hope that you wll put your name to the petition:
Troy Davis is due to be executed in Georgia this Wednesday for the murder of a policeman in 1989. The problem is, there has been no evidence ever linking Davis to the crime, 7 of 9 witnesses maintain that Davis is innocent, and one of the two witnesses who maintain Davis' guilt was the original suspect.
Davis has been on Death Row for twenty years and he had his final parole hearing yesterday, where he was denied clemency. Tomorrow, barring a last-minute move from the Parole Board, he will be executed.
Amnesty International have taken up his case, though they are remaining neutral regarding whether he is guily or innocent. The point of this petition is not to say he is innocent, but to say that it is not okay for the state to murder somebody when there is not reasonable evidence to prove that they have committed the crime themselves. There is no evidence that he is responsible, yet he will face death for it regardless.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former President Jimmy Carter and Pope Benedict XVI are among the 620,000 names requesting he is granted clemency. Why not put your name in too?
As I say, I do not know if he is guilty or innocent, but it is horrific that this man is facing death without proof of any crime.http://action.amnesty.org.uk/ea-action/ ... _main_home