Troy Davis is set to be executed next week
The 42-year-old has been on death row since his 1991 conviction of killing a policeman in Savannah in 1989. However, there have been longstanding doubts about his guilt. There is no physical evidence and Davis has always pleaded innocent to the crime. Seven out of nine witnesses have retracted or changed their initial testimonies.
Amnesty International gave the local authorities a petition with 650,000 signatories asking that Davis‘ sentence be commuted.
More than 650,000 people have already expressed their grave concerns about this case and we’re now down to just a few days to save Troy’s life. I promised him when I met him on death row that I wouldn’t stop fighting to prevent his execution and that’s what I’m going to do.