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Attorneys for Troy Davis Continue to Work to Save His Life; D.C. Rally Info

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October 23, 2008

The AJC reports today that Troy Davis’ attorneys are seeking permission from the a federal appeals court to file a new round of appeals based on Troy’s innocence claims. If the 11th Circuit grants the request, Troy’s Monday execution will be stayed. The paper reports:

Davis’ court filing said the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 allows a condemned inmate to seek a second round of federal appealsif a federal appeals court approves it. Davis’ lawyers told the 11th Circuitthey have made the requisite showing of actual innocence to allow a newround of appeals to begin.

You can join Amnesty’s Global Day of Action (PDF) today. Let’s continue to show that the public won’t stand for the execution of a man whose guilt is questioned. A third rally in Washington, D.C., will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the corner of 14th St. and Park Rd. NW, in the paved triangular area right by the Columbia Heights metro station.

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