Category Archives: death penalty

Mike Vosburg-Casey, 1974-2013, !Presente!

(APN) ATLANTA — Mike Vosburg-Casey, 39, an activist who opposed antidemocratic US intervention in the affairs of other nations, particularly in Latin America and South America; who opposed the School of Americas (SOA) [now called the Western Hemispheric Institute for Security Cooperation, WHINSEC]; who advocated for civil and human rights on behalf of poor and homeless people; and who opposed […]

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Martina Correia, 1967-2011, !Presente!

  (APN) ATLANTA — Martina Correia, the sister of Troy Davis who was his strongest advocate, has succumbed to breast cancer. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago and given six months to live at that time, but she fought to stay alive so that she could fight for her brother, Troy, to stay alive. “We were […]

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(IPS) ANALYSIS: Why Innocence Didn’t Matter for Troy Davis

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=105613. ATLANTA, Georgia, Oct 26, 2011 (IPS) – “Innocence matters” is one of the slogans used by activists opposing the U.S. state of Georgia’s execution of Troy Davis, up until the day the sentence was carried out by lethal injection on Sep. 21. It seems like stating the obvious that […]

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(IPS) Some Activists Regret Obama, USDOJ Inaction on Troy Davis

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service at: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=105286. ATLANTA, Sep 28, 2011 (IPS) – During the last days of Troy Davis’s life, activists intensified what was already significant pressure on both U.S. President Barack Obama and the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ), a federal agency under Obama’s purview, to save Davis, but Obama declined to act. On Sep. […]

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(IPS) Numerous Protests, Arrests as Georgia Executes Troy Davis

An earlier version of this article first appeared on Inter-Press Service’s website at: http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=105207 ATLANTA, Georgia, Sep 22, 2011 (IPS) – The U.S. state of Georgia executed Troy Davis at 11:08 p.m. on Wednesday, Sep. 21, despite serious doubts about his guilt that inspired mass protests in Georgia, across the United States, and indeed, around the world. Davis had been […]

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(IPS) Family of Troy Davis Hopeful for Pardon

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=105046. ┬áThis article includes some material previously used in a September 07, 2011, article in Atlanta Progressive News, adding a new interview with Martina Correia. #### ATLANTA, Georgia, Sep 9, 2011 (IPS) – Troy Davis, the Georgia man whose death row case has drawn international attention, has again been scheduled […]

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Troy Davis Faces Execution Fourth, Likely Last, Time

  (APN) ATLANTA — Troy Davis, the Georgia man whose death row case has drawn international attention, has again been scheduled for execution for September 21, 2011, but advocates hope to convince the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to grant last-minute clemency. Davis was convicted of shooting a police officer, Mark MacPhail, in Savannah in 1989, but since then, […]

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(IPS) Five Nations Execute Homosexuals, Two More Considering It

This article appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at: http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=104945. ATLANTA, Georgia, U.S., Aug 31, 2011 (IPS) – Five nations still outlaw homosexuality and carry out executions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, according to a recent report by the U.S. group Human Rights First. Currently, the nations that prescribe capital punishment for homosexuals are Iran, Mauritania, the Republic […]

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(IPS) Undisclosed Beheading at Heart of Indonesian, Saudi Row

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service website at http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=56319. ATLANTA, Georgia, U.S., Jun 30, 2011 (IPS) – Indonesia, which has an estimated 1.2 million emigrants in Saudi Arabia, is deeply troubled that Saudi Arabia beheaded one of its citizens in a death penalty sentence without even contacting the government in Jakarta. Indonesia has recalled its ambassador from Saudi […]

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(IPS) Bahrain’s Tribunal-Issued Death Sentences Cause Outcry

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service at http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=56035. ATLANTA, Georgia, U.S., Jun 11, 2011 (IPS) – Democracy advocates in the United States are troubled by the pending execution of two men who took part in anti-government protests in Bahrain. As some governments around the world are enacting, and even expanding upon, U.S.-inspired anti-terrorism policies – particularly in the […]

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(IPS) Death Penalty in Limbo after US DEA Confiscates Lethal Drugs

This article first appeared on Inter-Press Service at: http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=55438. ATLANTA, Georgia, Apr 29, 2011 (IPS) – The death penalty is in limbo in several states since the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency confiscated several states’ supplies of sodium thiopental (ST), a key drug used in lethal injections, and as the supply of the drug to the U.S. grows even tighter. First, […]

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