US resumes federal executions after 17 years

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United States has resumed federal executions after Supreme Court clears the way at the vote of 5-4 which means ‘executions may proceed as planned’ . Last year, Trump administration said they would bring back federal execution.

Supreme Court issued an overnight to proceed as planned

US murderer Daniel Lewis put to death

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US murderer Daniel Lewis had been executed Tuesday morning in the first federal execution in 17 year. Lewis had been executed by lethal injection in Terre Haute , Indiana early on Tuesday. Some of his relatives opposed this execution and requested to have it delayed.

Lewis was convicted for killing a family and torturing them in Arkansas in 1996 . He dumped their bodies in a lake

Earlene Peterson whose family were killed by him, is now 81. she said that she wanted the 47 year old to be given life in jail , the same sentence as his accomplice

His execution had been rescheduled on 13 July at 16:00 ( 20:00 GMT) . But His execution was stopped by some ruling from District Judge Tanya Chutkan “. The court… finds that the likely harm that plaintiffs would suffer if the court does not grant injunctive relief far outweighs any potential harm to defendants,” the judge said.

But now he has been executed early morning on Tuesday. He become the first one to be executed after federal executions starts in 17 years.

UN Human Rights Regret Deeply

UN Human Right took twitter to explain their views. “

” We deeply regret that the UnitedStates has today resumed federal executions after 17 years. This runs counter to trends both worldwide and in the US of moving away from the DeathPenalty.” UN human rights tweeted

Remaking rules on executions

The Trump administration said that they would resume federal executions last year.

At that time, Attorney General William Barr in a statement said: “Under administrations of both parties, the Department of Justice has sought the death penalty against the worst criminals. The Justice Department upholds the rule of law – and we owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the sentence imposed by our justice system”


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