Execution spree in Arkansas, USA
This urgent action is for Ledell Lee who is one of a number facing imminent execution in Arkansas. There is a spate of these planned executions in that state due to the imminent expiry of the chemicals used for the execution. It gives a new meaning to ‘sell by date’. If you want to read the gruesome details of execution by lethal injection, read an extract from the details sent to us by the state of California.
This case – concerning Ledell Lee – is worth reading even if you do not have the time to write which we hope you will. It gives a bizarre insight into the legal process and the low standard of defence someone can expect in some states of the Union. It is just another example described by Clive Stafford Smith in his book on the subject.
The USA is the only state in the Americas which still has the death penalty.
China executes more of its citizens than any other country but the statistics are a state secret.