EU CONDEMNS US RESUMPTION OF EXECUTIONS
May 14, 2008: the European Union condemned the resumption of judicial executions in the United States and said abolishing capital punishment was fundamental to protecting human dignity and furthering human rights. EU president Slovenia said it unsuccessfully appealed for the United States to stop convicted murderer William Earl Lynd's execution on May 6.
He was convicted of shooting his girlfriend to death in December 1988. "Any miscarriage or failure of justice in the application of the death penalty represents an irreparable and irreversible loss of human life," it said. (Sources: Reuters, 14/05/2008)