Richard North, 02/12/2005  

"EU slams US for 1,000th execution" proclaims EuroNews, recording the death of Kenneth Lee Boyd, a double murderer who became the 1,000th prisoner to be executed in the United States since the death penalty was reintroduced in 1976 after a nine-year moratorium.

The European Union has condemned the execution and called for the end of the death penalty worldwide. In a statement issued by the British presidency, the bloc said: "We consider this punishment cruel and inhuman. It does not act as a deterrent and any miscarriage of justice, which is inevitable in any legal system, is irreversible."

But they should read this, which makes an interesting contrast with this.


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