After Troy Davis, Mumia Abu-Jamal?
Message from Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard
Reporters Without Borders is outraged and concerned to learn that the Georgia state pardons board has refused to stop the execution of Troy Davis, who was sentenced to death for the murder of a policeman at the end of trial in 1991 that has been widely criticized. The case recalls that of the independent Afro-American journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, whose cause we defend and who will have spent 30 years on death row on 9 December [http://mumiabujamal.com/site/index.php](http://mumiabujamal.com/site/index.php).
Davis is scheduled to die at 7 p.m. local time today, while Abu-Jamal’s fate depends on the outcome of Pennsylvania district attorney Seth Williams’ appeal against a decision ordering a new sentencing hearing. Our letter to Williams never received a reply [http://en.rsf.org/united-states-reporters-without-borders-objects-22-07-2011,40678.html](http://en.rsf.org/united-states-reporters-without-borders-objects-22-07-2011,40678.html). On this day of protests against the death penalty, Reporters Without Borders reiterates its support for its abolition.