Troy Davis

The Power of My Voice

Isla Ratcliff | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Isla Ratcliff

I had begun writing the song, Death Row, in September 2011. The week that I had started to write it, Troy Davis was executed in Georgia after almost 20 years on death row. I was struck by the horrific nature of his sentencing. I believe that the death penalty is wrong in all circumstances, but Troy Davis's case was particularly chilling. After his initial trial, witnesses had admitted that they had lied in their evidence against him.

Troy Davis: Sacrificing the Innocent

James Abbott-Thompson | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK Politics
James Abbott-Thompson

Hope descended into horror on Wednesday, as the US Supreme Court considered, and then rejected, a request from attorneys acting on behalf of Troy Davis to stay his execution. All the while, I am told, he was strapped to the gurney in the execution chamber waiting to die.

Troy Davis Executed In Georgia Despite International Campaign

Zoomin TV | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK

The US state of Georgia executed convicted murderer Troy Davis on Wednesday in a case that drew international attention because of claims by his attor...