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UN calls botched US executions “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment”

Oklahoma State Penitentiary execution room
Oklahoma State Penitentiary execution room

NIT – If there’s one thing Americans are good at, it’s killing people.


However, twice this year, prison officials couldn’t get executions of prisoners right, and now the United Nations says the US should impose a moratorium on any further killings of inmates.

The UN said Friday that “the suffering of United States inmate Clayton Lockett during his execution in Oklahoma on April 29th could amount to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment according to international human rights law, the United Nations said today, calling on the US authorities to impose an immediate moratorium on the use of the death penalty.

“The prolonged death of Mr. Lockett – who reportedly died of a heart attack after an execution that went wrong – is the second case of apparent extreme suffering caused by malfunctioning lethal injections reported in 2014 in the US, according to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).”

The other execution that went wrong was that of Dennis McGuire, executed by the state of Ohio on January 16, 2014 with an allegedly untested combination of drugs.

“The apparent cruelty involved in these recent executions simply reinforces the argument that authorities across the United States should impose an immediate moratorium on the use of the death penalty and work for abolition of this cruel and inhuman practice,” OHCHR spokesperson Rupert Colville told reporters in Geneva.

United Nations
United Nations

UN officials also noted that the suffering endured by Mr. Lockett during the execution appears to run counter to the 8th Amendment of the US Constitution, which states that “…nor cruel and unusual punishment [shall be] inflicted.”

The execution of a second man in Oklahoma, which had been scheduled to take place later on Tuesday, was stayed by the Governor, who has ordered a review of execution procedures and protocols.

The UN Human Rights Committee and the Committee against Torture have both previously called on the US to review its execution methods in order to prevent severe pain and suffering.

Most recently, in March 2014, the Human Rights Committee recommended the US ensure that lethal drugs used for executions originate from legal, regulated sources, and are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Thirty-two out of 50 states in the US still have the death penalty in their laws (in addition to the US Government and the US military). Eighteen states in the US have abolished the death penalty, most recently Maryland in 2013 and Connecticut in 2012.

The UN opposes the use of the death penalty in all circumstances.

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F the UN = They have killed thousands.

October 1789, Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, a French physician, stood before the National Assembly and proposed the following six articles in favour of the reformation of capital punishment:
Article 1: All offences of the same kind will be punished by the same type of punishment irrespective of the rank or status of the guilty party.
Article 2: Whenever the Law imposes the death penalty, irrespective of the nature of the offence, the punishment shall be the same: decapitation, effected by means of…

Personally, I think the UN is a huge waste of time and a great burden to the United States taxpayer.

BUT…..our president and many others listen to every word that is uttered by the UN. Keep your eyes open and pay attention when it comes to the UN and the Small Arms Treaty for an example.

Let’s review this POS Clayton Lockett’s crime that he confessed to.

19 year old Stephanie Neiman was beat up, she was shot, she was thrown in a grave when she was still alive.

“We threw her in the grave and I could hear her breathing and crying and everything,” quote from Lockett

Now I am fairly liberal, but if this piece of shit could do this to a innocent young woman, confess to it, show no remorse…
If he suffered in his death, well, tough shit.

Isn’t it to bad that a convicted killer who made his victims suffer terribly had to suffer a little bit himself. I call it Karma. The U.N. needs to stay the hell out of our business. They have done a terrible job in the rest of the world.

Who really cares what the UN thinks. Do these murderers think about cruel, inhuman, and extreme suffering before they kill, women, babies, etc. This country is turning into a bunch of pussies, If you can’t get along in society without killing, raping, you need to be put to death. Then two things are certain, you won’t do it again, and you won’t be a burden on society by spending the rest of your lousy life in prison.

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