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USA (Georgia): Further information on Death penalty / Legal concern: Troy Anthony Davis (m)

, Index number: AMR 51/133/2007

On 3 August, the Georgia Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal of Troy Davis, black, aged 38, whose 17 July execution was stayed less than 24 hours before it was due to be carried out. By four votes to three, the Court granted an extraordinary appeal and agreed to hear arguments in his case to consider whether the new witness testimony and other evidence discovered since his 1991 trial are such that Troy Davis should be granted a new trial. It will hear the case some time in its November 2007 session.

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