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likely execution in Texas reignites dispute over global treaty State Department and put Texas once again into a dispute over the rights of foreigners held on death row. A Mexican national convicted of killing a Houston police officer in 1994, Tamayo, 46, has sought a reprieve from execution for 19 years, arguing that Texas police didn follow the Vienna Convention that requires them to give foreigners rapid access to consular officials from their home countries when arrested. His position has won the support of his home government and the Obama administration, which worries that American citizens also might be denied consular access. citizens detained overseas have access to food and appropriate medical care, if needed, as well as access to legal representation, Secretary of State John Kerry said in a letter to Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry urging that the execution be delayed. Perry has rejected any postponement. doesn matter where you from if you commit a despicable crime like this in Texas, you are subject to our state laws, including a fair trial by jury and the ultimate penalty, Perry spokeswoman, Lucy Nashed, said in an email. soil. His case was among those of 51 Mexicans that the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, ordered the United States to review in 2004 because the defendants hadn been given timely access to consular officials. In Tamayo case, he wasn allowed to see a representative of his country until a week before his trial. It said an act of Congress would be needed to make the ruling binding on states. Legislation is pending in Congress that would require the states to respect the Vienna Convention clause on foreign criminal suspects, said Richard C. Dieter, the executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, a Washington based nonprofit that critical of the death penalty. soldiers at foreign bases who may get arrested, and evangelical missionary groups, which send people to work overseas. don often connect the dots between a person on death row and their son getting arrested for drugs in Russia, he said. government ratified in 1969. is a guy who pumped three slugs into the head of a police officer in Texas. He got as much due process as he get anywhere in the world, said Michael D. Rushford, the president of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy group in Sacramento, Calif., for crime victims and law enforcement. According to prosecutors, Houston police Officer Guy Gaddis had handcuffed Tamayo, who was in Texas without legal papers, during an arrest. Tamayo removed a concealed weapon Fashion Moncler Down Jackets Women Purple and shot Gaddis in the back of the head. Tamayo, who from Morelos state near Mexico capital, wrote to a supporter last week acknowledging that his time had run out. message that I want to give you is that, if they execute me, please ask my countrymen, and all of Mexico, to forgive me for letting them down and returning in a casket, Tamayo said in the letter. The recipient of the letter, Pablo Antonio Castro, who said he was the president of the Confederation of Associations and Clubs of Morelos in the United States and Canada, said in a telephone interview from Las Vegas that he hoped for a reprieve the last seconds because of all the international pressure. Some of the Moncler For Women comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts. The Miami Herald uses Facebook s commenting system. You need to log Moncler Book Black White Hoodies Spring Autumn Men in with a Facebook account in order to comment.