ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Death Penalty : In Poor Light

In Poor Light The execution of Timothy J McVeigh has rekindled the campaign against the death penalty in the US. Internationally it has served to highlight that with Japan the US is the only developed country where the death sentence is still imposed and carried out. Amnesty International has pointed out that last year only China and Saudi Arabia executed more persons than the US. While McVeigh may be the first federal prisoner to be executed in the US in 38 years, state governments in the US have carried out some 715 executions since capital punishment was reintroduced in the 1970s. President Bush is said to have overseen 152 executions as governor of Texas. The concerns generated by McVeigh

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