Humberto Leal Jr. is slated to be executed by the state of Texas on July 7th. His death will represent a grave miscarriage of justice as he received his sentence in clear violation of international law, which mandates that foreign nationals, like Mr. Leal, must be advised of their right to consular assistance after they have been arrested and charged.
absence of such consultation has had particularly devastating
consequences for Mr. Leal, as he received grossly inadequate
representation and could be executed for a crime that he may not have
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Comment by Chris L, Jul 10th, 2011 11:20pm
The Supreme Court wanted to block the execution of a man convicted of raping and killing a teenage girl. The White House had asked for a stay of execution on the grounds that Texas courts had ignored international treaty privileges. Prosecutors believed the appeal was an attempt to postpone execution. Here is the proof: White House asks Texas to delay execution of Mexican citizen.
Comment by John R. Clark, Jul 7th, 2011 4:45pm
This offal should have been executed long, long ago.