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Amnesty International USA Responds to Supreme Court Decision on Lethal Injection

June 29, 2015

Steven W. Hawkins, executive director of Amnesty International USA, had the following reaction to today’s decision by the Supreme Court regarding lethal injection:

“This decision does not change the fact that regardless of the method of execution, the death penalty is broken beyond repair. The death penalty is the ultimate violation of human rights. The Court’s decision today will not resolve the death penalty’s fundamental flaws, including the risk of executing a wrongfully convicted person. The only discussion should be how to put an end to this cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment once and for all.”


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