The federal appeals court in Atlanta today stayed the execution of Troy Davis, who was scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection Monday evening.

Facing South has reported on the contentious case of Troy Davis, the 39-year-old African-American man from Georgia, who was scheduled to be executed despite widespread concern Davis is an innocent man.

Davis lost an appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month. But earlier this week, Davis asked the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for permission to pursue another round of appeals in federal court on claims he is actually innocent. The federal court said the stay of execution is conditional and Davis must make a showing he can meet the "stringent requirements" to pursue another round of appeals, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Davis' case has garnered international attention and has mobilized thousands around the country in support and call for a new trial.