FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 12, 2008, 5:30pm
Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty Condemn Parole Board’s Decision to Deny Clemency to Troy Davis
Atlanta – Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (GFADP), Georgia’s umbrella coalition for organizations and individuals opposed to the death penalty, reacted to the decision by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to deny clemency to Troy Anthony Davis, even though seven of the nine witnesses against him have since recanted or changed their story. He is scheduled to be executed on September 23rd at 7:00pm at Georgia Diagnostics & Classifications Prison in Jackson, Georgia.
Said GFADP Chair, Sara Totonchi, “We are horrified and ashamed as Georgians to see our state revealing its bloodthirst by executing Troy Davis, when so many questions remain on whether or not he is innocent. Executing Troy Davis is callous, careless and irreversible. The state should be slowing down to address the well-documented, serious problems with a system that irreversibly takes human life, rather than rushing to carry out an execution of a possibly innocent man. This case is proof positive that the death penalty should be abolished.”
Please visit http://www.gfadp.org/ for updates on citizen actions in opposition to Troy Davis’ execution.
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