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UN: Oklahoma execution may violate int'l law
Town Hall ^ | May 02 2012 | Town Hall

Posted on 05/02/2014 4:01:54 AM PDT by PoloSec

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations human rights office says U.S. death row inmate Clayton Lockett's suffering during his botched Oklahoma execution this week may amount to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment under international human rights law.

A spokesman for the office, Rupert Colville, says Lockett's prolonged death on Tuesday is "the second case of apparent extreme suffering caused by malfunctioning lethal injections" reported in the United States this year, after Dennis McGuire's execution in Ohio on Jan. 16 with an allegedly untested combination of drugs.

Colville told reporters Friday in Geneva that "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."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: execution; internationallaw

1 posted on 05/02/2014 4:01:55 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

So throw Oklahoma out of the UN. That’ll teach ‘em!


2 posted on 05/02/2014 4:03:27 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I'd forgotten how much fun it is having a dog.)
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To: PoloSec

Up yours, UN. Scumbag got less than he deserved. And by the way, Oklahoma is your moral superior, you statist thugs.


3 posted on 05/02/2014 4:04:02 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: PoloSec

There seems to be some massive belief in one central US federal policy by everyone...on everything. The blunt truth is that there’s fifty different policies, on countless issues, and when you address “US”....it means United States, not OSA (One-State-America).


4 posted on 05/02/2014 4:05:13 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Tax-chick

Meanwhile, none of this does anything to enhance Oklahoma’s reputation as a destination for medical tourism.


5 posted on 05/02/2014 4:05:16 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: PoloSec

Oh my? Oklahoma will no longer have to pay its share of the millions that the USA fritters away on the bogus UN each year? Bummers!

The executed was a total demon , burying his wounded victim alive.His karma simply ripened, and he deserved every ounce of hell he got.


6 posted on 05/02/2014 4:07:19 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: PoloSec

Uh, so in the UN’s eyes raping and stabbing a pregnant woman to death is not inhumane. Sorry, he had it far better. I couldn’t care less about any “suffering” he experienced.


7 posted on 05/02/2014 4:07:20 AM PDT by USNA74
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To: billorites

Well, yes. A person seeking assisted suicide would probably want to go elsewhere.


8 posted on 05/02/2014 4:09:04 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I'd forgotten how much fun it is having a dog.)
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To: PoloSec

But I guess the muzzie way of whacking off heads and extremities is peachy keen?


9 posted on 05/02/2014 4:09:17 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: PoloSec

HEY, un DIPSTICKS GO F-YOURSELF!!!

What about the ragheadgoathumpingcamelrapingchopoffyourheadbecause [insert warped reason here] A$$holes?

Go pick nits with them!!!


10 posted on 05/02/2014 4:11:24 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: PoloSec

International Law?

HERE we go!!


11 posted on 05/02/2014 4:11:53 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Candor7

Every ounce of hell he GOT? I believe there is more to come.


12 posted on 05/02/2014 4:12:36 AM PDT by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: freeangel

Fine just take all the fun out of My post;(


13 posted on 05/02/2014 4:13:04 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: PoloSec

Ooook-lahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain
And the wavin' wheat can sure smell sweet
When the needle blows out from the vein.


14 posted on 05/02/2014 4:13:57 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: ruesrose

Very True.


15 posted on 05/02/2014 4:15:35 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: PoloSec

the council needs to be quiet or it will be guilty of the capital crime of interfering with the Oklahoma death penalty.

They feel safe in Geneva, but perhaps, should not.


16 posted on 05/02/2014 4:16:50 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: billorites

BUahahahahahahahahaha! FIRST GUT LAUGH OF THE DAY!


17 posted on 05/02/2014 4:17:48 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: mabarker1

I do think yours is much better! :)


18 posted on 05/02/2014 4:20:59 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: PoloSec

Acceptable to the UN.... put a lit tire around his neck or cut off his head?


19 posted on 05/02/2014 4:29:42 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: PoloSec

Please, please, please. Kick the United States out of the UN.


20 posted on 05/02/2014 4:35:20 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Government by Gun Point.)
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To: PoloSec

Article I, §1: “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives”

Dictionary:all [awl] adjective
1. the whole of (used in referring to quantity, extent, or duration): all the cake; all the way; all year.

There is no such thing as international “law”. Law requires a lawgiver. In the case of the United States, the lawgiver is the People of the United States, and ALL (defined above) legislative powers are either delegated to a Congress or retained by the People.


21 posted on 05/02/2014 4:35:38 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: PoloSec

Meanwhile, innocent people die by the thousands elsewhere (for any number or reasons) and the UN is silent.


22 posted on 05/02/2014 4:40:15 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: PoloSec

When the UN sends Blue Hats to Oklahoma, I want the beer and popcorn concessions...


23 posted on 05/02/2014 4:41:33 AM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: PoloSec

Mind your own business, Rupert.


24 posted on 05/02/2014 4:42:49 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: PoloSec
And how many times has this UN group complained about Saudi execution methods?


25 posted on 05/02/2014 4:45:04 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: PoloSec

FOAD, UN.


26 posted on 05/02/2014 4:47:28 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: PoloSec

This method of execution should become the new standard nationwide. Except for states with a coastline. Those should bury the convict up to his neck in sand at low tide, then let the tide slowly fill his lungs.


27 posted on 05/02/2014 5:00:44 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: PoloSec

The media keeps stating that this was a “botched execution”. I keep wondering how that could possible be when it had a successful outcome!


28 posted on 05/02/2014 5:07:16 AM PDT by bonehead4freedom
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To: PoloSec
...and work for abolition of this cruel and inhuman practice.

But they are OK with abortion, human trafficking, murder of Christians and genocide. Great moral authority there UN.

29 posted on 05/02/2014 5:19:16 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: PoloSec
This article has good background on Clayton Lockett's last day and his execution.

Defiant Lockett Tasered hours before execution

When you read this, it does not sound very different from any other lethal injection. It took 43 minutes start to finish. How long do most lethal injections take? He was declared unconscious within 10 minutes, which apparently was not unusual. He died of a "heart attack", which is exactly what the potassium chloride administered is supposed to do.

Most of the drama the leftist press has grabbed onto is based on the reports of Tulsa World reporter Ziva Branstetter, who has caused problems in the past

New Tulsa World Publisher Faces Troubles in First Week

ZivaGate: Ziva Branstetter accused of collusion in Rutkauskas offensive against blog critic

and then promptly went out on NPR and the radical leftist Democracy Now! internet video news program.

Until I see reports from the other 11 eyewitnesses, I am not putting much stock in Ms. Branstetter's report.

30 posted on 05/02/2014 5:26:51 AM PDT by magellan
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To: billorites
I am not from OK, but have a good knowledge of medical treatment in the state. It is excellent!
31 posted on 05/02/2014 5:53:32 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: PoloSec

After Maine secedes on June 12, 2018, those sentenced to execution will be given a choice, by the presiding judge of hanging or firing squad, if he or she does not answer, the judge will then order which method and when.


32 posted on 05/02/2014 6:02:15 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: PoloSec

But the UN is ok with third world piss holes chopping heads off with a machete??


33 posted on 05/02/2014 6:05:05 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: PapaBear3625
"And how many times has this UN group complained about Saudi execution methods?

"

Are you starting to see why, after Maine secedes on June 12, 2018, Maine, by it's constitution, will be a perpetual war with the UN and therefore never be able to join it or have any part in it.

34 posted on 05/02/2014 6:05:06 AM PDT by The_Republic_Of_Maine (Be kept informed on Maine's secession, sign up at freemaine@hushmail.com)
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To: PoloSec

Can we please stop our UN experiment. We need to force them move the HQ on a rotating basis to some of their more friendly countries like Iran, Venezuela, Sudan; you know where they actually pretend to do their work.


35 posted on 05/02/2014 6:05:38 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: samtheman

Hang ‘em.

Hanging has been used for thousands of years, and has proved to be effective. Criminals don’t like it, either; another selling point.


36 posted on 05/02/2014 6:13:23 AM PDT by chesley
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To: chesley

These UN fools need to fade away quickly before someone brings them to justice.


37 posted on 05/02/2014 6:16:05 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: PoloSec
There should never be such a thing as "international law" concerning U.S. states or citizens period!
38 posted on 05/02/2014 6:18:22 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 1 Cor 16: 32)
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To: USNA74
Uh, so in the UN’s eyes raping and stabbing a pregnant woman to death is not inhumane.

He raped and stabbed her to almost death and then buried her while she was still alive.

39 posted on 05/02/2014 6:20:32 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha. 1 Cor 16: 32)
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To: PoloSec

So? Who gives a s—t?


40 posted on 05/02/2014 6:23:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: chesley

Of course you are right.

Hanging is tried and true.

Why accept substitutes?


41 posted on 05/02/2014 6:24:11 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: PoloSec
UN: Oklahoma execution may violate int'l law

God, I sure hope so!

42 posted on 05/02/2014 6:25:42 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Alright OK, next time your gonna have to inject,electrocute, shoot, hang, poison, guillotine, oh and stab all in one motion.
Is he dead yet Jim?


43 posted on 05/02/2014 6:41:42 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Tax-chick
The United Nations human rights office says U.S. death row inmate Clayton Lockett's suffering during his botched Oklahoma execution this week may amount to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment under international human rights law.

And the treatment of Stephanie Nieman by said Clayton Lockett was exactly WHAT, o UN loudmouth?

the infowarrior

44 posted on 05/02/2014 7:22:25 AM PDT by infowarrior
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To: PoloSec
Problem solved...
45 posted on 05/02/2014 8:42:55 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: samtheman

Why, indeed? :)


46 posted on 05/02/2014 9:09:36 AM PDT by chesley
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To: freeangel

Thanks


47 posted on 05/02/2014 9:43:35 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: PoloSec

It did ? NEAT !


48 posted on 05/02/2014 6:33:22 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: PoloSec

Cops do far worse than this on a disturbingly regular basis to people who haven’t even been charged with or convicted of a crime, let alone sentenced, and the UN is silent. Why?


49 posted on 05/03/2014 6:41:33 AM PDT by mvpel
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