posted Sep 22, 2010, 9:28 AM by Kathryn Hamoudah   [ updated Aug 31, 2012, 8:29 AM by GFADP staff ]
Yesterday, the Georgia Supreme Court granted Brandon Rhode a stay, halting the scheduled execution from going forward. However, a new execution date and time have already been set for 9am on Friday, September 24- the day after tomorrow.  Mr. Rhode’s attorneys are working tirelessly to stop the state of Georgia from carrying out this execution in light of the events of the last 24 hours. We remain hopeful that there will be some form of intervention that will stop the execution of Mr. Rhode before Friday. Please check your email and visit our website for the latest updates and developments.

Should the execution go forward, please plan to join one of the vigils on Friday at 9am. You can find more information on the vigils is at www.gfadp.org/vigils but we will also send another email with updated locations and times.

We wanted to share a compelling piece on the horror and absurdity of reviving a person who attempted to commit suicide so that the state may execute him a couple days later that was written by former GFADP Board Chair and current Director Amnesty International’s Death Penalty Abolition Campaign, Laura Moye.