Thursday, 7 July 2011

Obama says: " United Nations Vienna treaty should apply over Texas laws and a rapist who brutally murdered a 16 yrs. old should not be executed"

President Obama, the State Department and Mexico ask Texas to halt the impending execution of a Mexican national convicted of rape and murder, citing a U.N. (United Nations) - enforced treaty.

“Texas is not bound by a foreign court’s ruling,” Katherine Cesinger, press secretary for Gov. Perry's office said in a statement. “The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that the treaty was not binding on the states and that the president does not have the authority to order states to review cases of the then 51 foreign nationals on death row in the U.S.”

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