The Press Demands To See Every Second Of Executions In Idaho


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The Associated Press and other news outlets are fighting to see Idaho death-row inmates get their lethal injections.Seventeen news and media organisations are pressuring Idaho courts to allow them and other witnesses to view entire executions, the Associated Press reported.

Idaho law currently doesn’t allow witnesses to see the first part of the execution, when the inmate receives a lethal injection.

The organisations reportedly presented their claims Thursday at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

There was no ruling issued but judges mentioned a law that was passed in a 2002 California case, which ruled “every aspect of an execution should be open to witnesses,” according to the AP.

The judges asked Idaho prosecutors to contact prison officials to see if they would change their policy on execution viewings.

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