Skip to comments.UN: Oklahoma execution may violate int'l law
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."
So throw Oklahoma out of the UN. That’ll teach ‘em!
Up yours, UN. Scumbag got less than he deserved. And by the way, Oklahoma is your moral superior, you statist thugs.
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).
Meanwhile, none of this does anything to enhance Oklahoma’s reputation as a destination for medical tourism.
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.
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.
Well, yes. A person seeking assisted suicide would probably want to go elsewhere.
But I guess the muzzie way of whacking off heads and extremities is peachy keen?
HEY, un DIPSTICKS GO F-YOURSELF!!!
What about the ragheadgoathumpingcamelrapingchopoffyourheadbecause [insert warped reason here] A$$holes?
Go pick nits with them!!!
HERE we go!!
Every ounce of hell he GOT? I believe there is more to come.
Fine just take all the fun out of My post;(
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.
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.
BUahahahahahahahahaha! FIRST GUT LAUGH OF THE DAY!
I do think yours is much better! :)
Acceptable to the UN.... put a lit tire around his neck or cut off his head?
Please, please, please. Kick the United States out of the UN.
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.
Meanwhile, innocent people die by the thousands elsewhere (for any number or reasons) and the UN is silent.
When the UN sends Blue Hats to Oklahoma, I want the beer and popcorn concessions...
Mind your own business, Rupert.
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.
The media keeps stating that this was a “botched execution”. I keep wondering how that could possible be when it had a successful outcome!
But they are OK with abortion, human trafficking, murder of Christians and genocide. Great moral authority there UN.
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
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.
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.
But the UN is ok with third world piss holes chopping heads off with a machete??
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.
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.
Hanging has been used for thousands of years, and has proved to be effective. Criminals don’t like it, either; another selling point.
These UN fools need to fade away quickly before someone brings them to justice.
He raped and stabbed her to almost death and then buried her while she was still alive.
So? Who gives a s—t?
Of course you are right.
Hanging is tried and true.
Why accept substitutes?
God, I sure hope so!
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?
And the treatment of Stephanie Nieman by said Clayton Lockett was exactly WHAT, o UN loudmouth?
Why, indeed? :)
It did ? NEAT !
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?