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Clemency for US death row prisoner Troy Davis denied

20 September 2011 The refusal to grant clemency for deathrow prisoner Troy Davis is a huge setback for human rights in the USA. The State Board of Pardons and Paroles in the US state of Georgia must reconsider their decision to deny clemency for a US man facing the death penalty, Amnesty International said today after the ruling cleared the way for his execution on Wednesday.Troy Davis was sentenced to death in 1991 for the murder of police officer Mark Allen Macphail in Savannah, Georgia. “This is a huge setback for human rights in the USA, where a man who has been condemned under dubious…

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