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World Court Seeks to Prevent U.S. Executions of 3 Mexicans

February 06, 2003|From Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The World Court in the Netherlands ordered the United States Wednesday to stay the executions of three Mexicans -- two in Texas and one in Oklahoma -- and reserved the right to intervene in dozens of more cases.

Mexico took the U.S. government to the International Court of Justice at The Hague last month, saying more than 50 of its nationals on death row should get retrials because U.S. authorities breached an international treaty by failing to tell them of their rights to consular help.

State Department spokeswoman Anne Marks said the department was reviewing the order in consultation with the Department of Justice.

Mexico asked the highest U.N. court to instruct urgent stays of execution for 51 men. Judges ruled that just three were at imminent risk.

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