By Tim Saunders on
The drummer of British band Keane traveled to the US state of Georgia last week to visit a prisoner on Death Row.
Drummer Richard Hughes claims the case against Troy Davis is a “terrifying illustration” of why the death penalty should be banned.
“I am going to Georgia with Amnesty International to meet this remarkable man and his family; to show my support for him and to try to shine a little light on his case and the terrible effects of continuing to execute people in the name of justice," said Hughes. “Troy is innocent, yet he has been on the brink of execution, only last-minute judgements keeping him alive. He continues to fight for the chance to prove his innocence.”
Davis was convicted of killing a police officer in 1989, despite authorities being unable to find evidence linking him to the crime. Seven of nine witnesses in the case later changed their initial testimonies against him in sworn affidavits.
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