US among world leaders in death penalty..surpassed only by Saudi, Iran & Pakistan

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https://www.rt.com/news/338625-amnesty-report-executions-injections/

With 28 killings in 2015, the US is the only country in the Americas and among OSCE members to be on the list of top executioners published by Amnesty International, coming right after Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan.

At least 1,634 people were put to death in 25 countries in 2015, Amnesty International said. Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan account for nearly 90 percent of those.

The US, it appears, had more executions than Iraq last year – 28 in six states: Texas (13), Missouri (6), Georgia (5), Florida (2), Oklahoma (1) and Virginia (1).

Last year, at least 2,851 people were under sentence of death in America, including 746 in California, 389 in Florida, 250 in Texas, 185 in Alabama and 181 in Pennsylvania, according to the report.

“While the 2015 figure was the lowest number of executions recorded in a single year since 1991, the decrease was in part linked to legal challenges that resulted in the revision of lethal injection protocols or problems faced by states in obtaining lethal injection chemicals,” the human rights watchdog explained.

Thirty-two US states still retain the death sentence. Texas carried out almost half of all executions in 2015.

The state of Virginia carried out its first execution since 2013, while two states – Arizona and Ohio – had to put executions on hold because of issues concerning lethal injections.

“The USA continued to use the death penalty in ways that contravene international law and standards, including on people with mental and intellectual disabilities,” Amnesty said in its annual report on the use of capital punishment.

Amnesty cited the case of Warren Hill, who was executed by the state of Georgia despite the fact that all experts who had assessed him, including those provided by the state, agreed that he had an intellectual disability. “His execution amounted to the arbitrary deprivation of life in violation of Article 6 of the ICCPR [the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights], to which the USA is a state party,” Amnesty said.

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its an elite club..the club of death..

“With 28 killings in 2015, the US is the only country in the Americas and among OSCE members to be on the list of top executioners published by Amnesty International, coming right after Saudi Arabia, Iran and Pakistan.”

and who always take the high moral ground?

The US, it appears, had more executions than Iraq last year – 28 in six states: Texas (13), Missouri (6), Georgia (5), Florida (2), Oklahoma (1) and Virginia (1).”

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~ by seeker401 on April 8, 2016.

3 Responses to “US among world leaders in death penalty..surpassed only by Saudi, Iran & Pakistan”

  1. While this is heartening, the U.S. really needs to do more.
    And it’s not relevant to compare our executions with the number of executions in other countries, what you should really be doing is to compare our number of executions with our murder rate.
    Until the two equal out, we haven’t even scratched the surface of really needs to be done.

    • so an utterly corrupt government which is hellbent on ‘white genocide’ (hah) should execute *more* people?

  2. https://sentinelblog.com/2016/04/08/the-rise-of-the-fourth-reich-part-i/

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