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Commentary :: Human Rights
BTL:Despite its Failure to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis, Campaign To End U.S. Death Penalty Grows
08 Oct 2011
Interview with Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
Despite its Failure to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis, Campaign To End U.S. Death Penalty Grows

Interview with Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Despite an international campaign and petition drive that collected nearly 1 million signatures to stop his execution, 41- year-old Troy Davis was put to death by lethal injection in a Georgia prison on Sept. 21. In the weeks before the execution, Amnesty International, which has long campaigned against the death penalty, helped organize 300 vigils and other events in an attempt to pressure Georgia state authorities to commute Troy Davis’ death sentence.

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http://www.btlonline.org/2011/seg/111014cf-btl-dieter.html
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http://www.btlonline.org/
http://www.btlonline.org/

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