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22 Sep

Troy Davis has been executed

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) – Georgia inmate Troy Davis has been executed for the killing of an
off-duty police officer in a case that has drawn worldwide support over his
claims of innocence.

The state of Georgia has executed Troy Anthony Davis.

Dear The McGlynn,

I’ve been down here at death row, and we just heard the horrific
news.

After a torturous delay of more than 4 hours, the state of Georgia
has just killed Troy Anthony Davis.

My heart is heavy. I am sad and
angry. The state of Georgia has proven what we already know. Governments cannot
be trusted with the awful power over life and death.

Today, Georgia
didn’t just kill Troy Davis, they killed the faith and confidence that many
Georgians, Americans and Troy Davis supporters worldwide used to have
in our criminal justice system.

Wende, on our Abolish the Death Penalty
Campaign team, met with Troy Davis yesterday to convey the support that he has
had from all of you. He asked us to deliver this message back to
you:

“The struggle for justice doesn’t end with me. This struggle
is for all the Troy Davises who came before me and all the ones who will come
after me. I’m in good spirits and I’m prayerful and at
peace.”

Let’s take a moment to honor the life of Troy Davis and
Mark MacPhail. Then, let’s take all of our difficult feelings and re-double our
commitment to abolition of the death penalty.

Please
pledge to continue this fight because it is far from over.

This
Friday at 7 pm EST, please join
us for a special call
to discuss Troy Davis’ case, what your work means for
the death penalty abolition movement as a whole and what we can do
next.

I am Troy Davis. You are Troy Davis. We will not stop fighting for
justice.

Thank you for everything you have done to make your voice
heard.

In Solidarity,
Laura Moye
Director, Death Penalty Abolition
Campaign
Amnesty International USA

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