International Human Rights Groups Campaign to Stop Georgia Execution of Troy Davis
Interview with Laura Moye, Death Penalty abolition campaign director at Amnesty International USA, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
Troy Davis is an African American man who's been sitting on Georgia's death row for 20 years. Though no physical evidence linked him to the 1989 murder of police officer Mark Allen MacPhail, nine witnesses testified that he was the killer. Since then, seven of these witnesses have recanted their testimony, declaring that they were pressured by law enforcement to wrongly point to Davis. However, Georgia's judicial system has chosen to believe only what these witnesses stated on the record during the trial 1991.