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U.S. Quits Pact

Bush administration pulls out of international deal that guarantees access to a diplomat when jailed.
This is another example how this Christo-fascistic rogue regime has lost touch with reality and flaunts international and national laws!!

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U.S. Quits Pact Used in Capital Cases
Foes of Death Penalty Cite Access to Envoys

By Charles Lane
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, March 10, 2005; Page A01

The Bush administration has decided to pull out of an international agreement that opponents of the death penalty have used to fight the sentences of foreigners on death row in the United States, officials said yesterday.

In a two-paragraph letter dated March 7, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice informed U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan that the United States "hereby withdraws" from the Optional Protocol to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. The United States proposed the protocol in 1963 and ratified it -- along with the rest of the Vienna Convention -- in 1969.

FULL ARTICLE AT:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A21981-2005Mar9.html