In 2008 Troy Anthony Davis faced execution for a crime he did not commit. Davis' case was built almost entirely on eyewitness testimony, but since the initial trial seven out of the nine eyewitnesses have recanted their testimony, saying that the police coerced them. There is no weapon, no DNA and no motive. Despite the fact that the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles rejected his clemency request, Davis' life was saved by a grass roots movement that drew international attention to the injustice of his case and forced a stay of execution.
In the lead up to Davis' schedule execution anti-death penalty activist and AlterNet Associate Editor Liliana Segura reviewed the Davis case and the actions that were taken to stop his execution. To find out more about Troy Davis and his ongoing struggle for freedom visit: www.troyanthonydavis.org.