Peña Nieto, US Condemn Texas Execution Of Mexican Citizen

Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto said the execution Wednesday of convicted killer and Mexican national Edgar Tamayo in Texas sets “a bad precedent” that flaunts international law.

Peña commented while speaking with Reuters at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

His government had lobbied for a stay of execution while the case was considered, hoping the United States Supreme Court would issue a stay of execution. The high court reconsidered then rejected a stay Wednesday.

In condemning the execution by lethal injection, the Mexican leader was referring to a ruling by the United Nations International Court of Justice at The Hague.

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