Sep 222011
 
Candle-lit vigils as Troy Davis is executed in Georgia, USA.

Candle-lit vigils as Troy Davis is executed in Georgia, USA.

WORD ON HUMAN RIGHTS: Candle-lit vigils are planned in America and the UK as, despite several appeals, the state of Georgia, USA, executed Troy Davis at 7pm local Georgia time, 21st September.

According to Amnesty International, Troy Davis has been on Death Row for 20 years for killing a police officer,  an accusation activists claim there is no evidence to support and which Troy Davis has always denied.

We are aghast at the outrageous decision by the Georgia State Board of Paroles and Pardons to deny justice and repeal Troy’s request for clemency,” say Amnesty International.

Many of the estimated 500 peaceful protesters currently occupying Wall Street held a candle-lit vigil at the time of Troy Davis’ execution and the Twitter trend #RIPTROYDAVIS hit a high as the time of the execution arrived.

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