Barack Obama asks for Texas and Rick Perry to spare Mexican the death penalty – Telegraph

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Barack Obama asks for Texas and Rick Perry to spare Mexican the death penalty – Telegraph.

“The Obama administration, adopting a similar stance to the one taken by President George W Bush’s, believes executing Leal could endanger Americans abroad who are also entitled to consular assistance under the Vienna Convention.

“This case implicates United States foreign-policy interests of the highest order,” said Donald Verrilli, Mr Obama’s Solicitor General in an amicus brief filed in the Supreme Court case.

“The imminent execution of petitioner would place the United States in irreparable breach of its international law obligation.”

Executing him, he said, “would have serious repercussions for United States foreign relations, law enforcement and other co-operation with Mexico, and the ability of American citizens travelling abroad to have the benefits of consular assistance in the event of detention”.

 

Interesting to read about my state from a British point of view.

Also, not sure what I think of this case. Interested in others’ thoughts.

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One thought on “Barack Obama asks for Texas and Rick Perry to spare Mexican the death penalty – Telegraph

    thehealer31 said:
    July 6, 2011 at 12:06

    The facts of this case aside, the death penalty in theory and in practice has failed in the United States.

    It does not represent justice in any sense of the word.

    Innocent people have been executed and innocent people contnue to be freed from death row.

    No government should have the legal right to murder its citizens.

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