Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Mexico objects to the upcoming Execution of an ILLEGAL Sentenced to Death for killing a Cop

Mexico on Sunday strongly objected to the scheduled execution in Texas on Wednesday of a Mexican convicted of killing a U.S. police officer, arguing that by executing him, the United States would be in "clear violation" of international treaties. 
Edgar Tamayo was convicted of shooting dead a Houston police officer in 1994 when he was in the United States illegally. But Tamayo was not informed of his right, enshrined in an international treaty known as the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, to diplomatic assistance.
In 2004, the United Nations' International Court of Justice ordered the United States to reconsider the convictions of 51 Mexicans, including Tamayo, who had been sent to death row without being informed of their consular rights. 
So far, two of that group have been executed; Tamayo would be the third.
I'll bet you won't spot a member of that Dead
cops family in this group...Do you think?
In a statement on Sunday objecting to the scheduled execution, Mexico's foreign ministry said, "If Edgar Tamayo's execution were to go ahead without his trial being reviewed and his sentence reconsidered ... it would be a clear violation of the United States' international obligations."
Read the rest of the story HERE.

BTW, In 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Medellin v. Texas, that only Congress could require states to follow the international court's ruling.

Congress has never passed legislation to accomplish that and HOPEFULLY never will.

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