Troy Davis is almost certainly innocent, but he is still scheduled to be executed at 7pm EST today (midnight UK time). There is no physical evidence against him – he was convicted of murder purely on the testimony of witnesses, seven of whom have since recanted their testimony. Several said they were coerced by police into testifying. Nine people have signed affidavits implicating another man for the killing. Still, Troy Davis will die tonight.
Please take action by emailing the Georgia parole board. They’ve already denied an appeal for clemency, but there’s still a chance. Troy Davis has come within 90 minutes of execution before, only to have the decision reversed. Please take a minute to send the email. It may seem pointless, but I’ve been involved with Amnesty International since I was a teenager and have seen many people in apparently hopeless situations get freed. Parole board officers are human beings and have a sense of shame, and we must shame them into changing their minds.
Please send the email and, if you can, blog about it, tweet, Facebook, or even call somebody. I don’t normally use this blog to write about things like this but it’s really urgent. This is so wrong, and I feel so strongly about it I’m almost crying as I write this. Thank you.