The UN high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, has appealed to Perry to commute Leal’s sentence to life imprisonment.

Christof Heyns, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions said that if Leal was put to death it would be “tantamount to an arbitrary deprivation of life”.

Perry’s office has said Texas laws had been abided by and that Leal would be executed for “the most heinous of crimes”.

via Obama tries to stop execution in Texas of Mexican killer | World news | The Guardian.

 

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