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USA: Another ‘botched’ execution underscores call to abolish death penalty

Headline Title:  USA: Another ‘botched’ execution underscores call to abolish death penalty 30 April 2014  Last night’s “botched” execution in Oklahoma provides yet another stark reason why authorities across the USA should impose an immediate moratorium on judicial killing and work for abolition of this inescapably cruel punishment, Amnesty International said today. Witnesses have described how the condemned man, Clayton Lockett, began to gasp and writhe after he had been declared unconscious and when the second and third drugs began to be administered. At that stage, about…

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