''Do not execute Troy Davis''

Strasbourg , 

''The use of death penalty bears the risk of making an irrepairable mistake'', Thorbjørn Jagland expressed his concern about the pending execution of Troy Davis in Georgia, USA. In his letter to the Chairman of the State of Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, he asks to stop the execution of Mr Troy and grant him clemency. Secretary General stresses the Council of Europe's unequivocal opposition to death penalty. (more...)

See also:
Letter by Bianca Jagger to Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles