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  • The Execution Tapes: Georgia’s Secret Audio Recordings of Two Executions Ivonstanley
    In 2001, radio producer Dave Isay released "The Execution Tapes," 19 recordings of electrocutions carried out by the state of Georgia since 1984. They remain the only recordings of executions in the United States. They were recorded internally by the Georgia Department of Corrections as a secret official record of the executions. [includes rush transcript]
    July 17, 2007 | Story
  • Less than 24 Hours Before his Scheduled Execution, Troy Davis Is Granted 90-Day Stay of Execution by Georgia Parole Board July172007
    The 38-year-old African American from Savannah, Georgia, has been on death row for more than 15 years for a murder he says he did not commit. With no physical evidence or murder weapon, the prosecution’s case rested entirely on witness testimony. But seven of the nine non-police witnesses said they were coerced by police and have since recanted their testimony. [includes rush transcript]
    July 17, 2007 | Story
  • US Sanctions Burma: Arrests of Activists
    The government of Burma this week launched a crackdown on pro-democracy activists, arresting at least 50 members of Nobel Peace Prize winner Mrs Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party — the National League for Democracy.

    The arrests came as US sanctions against the military regime of Burma —-
    known as SLORC -— came into effect this week. The Clinton administration
    has banned...

    May 23, 1997 | Story