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With today’s Supreme Court decision, a man with a credible claim to innocence may soon be executed.
Only your action can save Troy Davis!
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Troy Anthony Davis’ appeal. His fate is back in the hands of Georgia authorities who may seek a new execution date at any time.
The Supreme Court’s decision to deny Troy Davis’ petition means that no court of law will ever hold a hearing on the witnesses who have recanted their trial testimony in sworn affidavits.
Doubts about his guilt raised by these multiple witness recantations will never be resolved. An execution under such a cloud of doubt would undermine public confidence in the state’s criminal justice system and would be a grave miscarriage of justice.
The state of Georgia can still do the responsible thing and prevent the execution of Troy Davis:
Write a letter to the editor calling on Georgia to stop the execution of Troy Davis!
Call on the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to reconsider its previous decision and grant clemency to Troy Davis.
Urge your friends and family to go to amnestyusa.org/troydavis or text TROY to 90999 to add their voices to the over 200,000 that have already taken action on this case.
Join the fight for justice.
Troy Davis was sentenced to death despite a tainted case and serious claims of innocence. © Georgia Department of Corrections
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US government pushes limbo at Gitmo
17 Uighur detainees still stuck in limbo at Guantanamo Bay:
Demand Justice for the Uighurs Now!
17 Uighur detainees stuck in limbo at Guantanamo Bay
With the stock market drop and new slander tactics in the election crowding the news, you might have missed a key moment in our struggle to close Guantanamo Bay. It was a court decision to free 17 men from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
On October 7, Judge Ricardo Urbina of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (DC) ruled that 17 Uighurs be released into Washington, DC to begin the process of adjusting to their lives outside of Guantánamo.
Take action now to ensure that decision stands!
The ordered release of the detainees is a landmark victory for justice, but efforts to block the decision on the part of the administration leave their futures in limbo. Despite the fact that the government has conceded that the Uighurs are not "enemy combatants," the administration appealed the decision and said that it will go to the U.S. Supreme Court, "if necessary."
On October 8, the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia stayed Judge Urbina’s order until it had a chance to review the government’s appeal. No decisions will be made until October 16 at the earliest.
The Uighurs cannot return to their native China, where they would face a serious risk of torture or execution, but the U.S. government has failed to find another country willing to accept them. This means that the Uighurs are effectively being detained indefinitely, in violation of the U.S. Constitution and international law.
The Uighurs have been held without charge or trial for almost seven years. Ensure that justice, and a safe release for the Uighurs, is not delayed any longer.
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