Foreign Nationals, Part II

As of April 11, 2014

Information provided by Mark Warren of Human Rights Research


Confirmed Foreign Nationals Executed Since 1976


With the exception of Angel Maturino Resendiz, all indications are that none of these executed individuals were informed by U.S. authorities upon arrest of their right to have their consulate notified of their detention, as required under Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. In several instances, prisoners on this list did not learn of their right to request consular assistance for more than a decade, by which time the treaty violation was considered by the appellate courts to be a procedurally defaulted claim. Cases indicated with (#) are those in which the consular notification issue was raised on appeal or in clemency proceedings (major appellate opinions on consular rights are in brackets).

  NAME VCCR CLAIM RAISED NATIONALITY STATE DATE
1 Leslie Lowenfield   Guyana Louisiana April 13, 1988
2 Carlos Santana # Dominican Republic Texas March 23, 1993
3 Ramon Montoya # Mexico Texas March 25, 1993
4 Pedro Medina   Cuba Florida March 25, 1997
5 Irineo Tristan Montoya # Mexico Texas June 18, 1997
6 Mario Murphy # (Fourth Circuit) Mexico Virginia September 18, 1997
7 Angel Breard # (US Supreme Court) Paraguay Virginia April 14, 1998
8 Jose Villafuerte # Honduras Arizona April 22, 1998
9 Tuan Nguyen   Viet Nam Oklahoma December 10, 1998
10 Jaturun Siripongs # Thailand California February 9, 1999
11 Karl LaGrand # (Ninth Circuit) Germany Arizona February 24, 1999
12 Walter LaGrand # (Ninth Circuit) Germany Arizona March 3, 1999
13 Alvaro Calambro # Philippines Nevada April 5, 1999
14 Joseph Stanley Faulder # (Fifth Circuit) Canada Texas June 17, 1999
15 Miguel Angel Flores #(Fifth Circuit) Mexico Texas November 9, 2000
16 Sebastian Bridges   South Africa Nevada April 21, 2001
17 Sahib al-Mosawi # Iraq Oklahoma December 6, 2001
18 Javier Suarez Medina # Mexico Texas August 14, 2002
19 Rigoberto Sanchez Velasco   Cuba Florida October 2, 2002
20 Mir Aimal Kasi # Pakistan Virginia November 14, 2002
21 Hung Thanh Le # Viet Nam Oklahoma March 23, 2004
22 Angel Maturino Resendiz   Mexico Texas June 27, 2006
23 Jose Ernesto Medellin # (US Supreme Court) Mexico Texas August 5, 2008
24 Heliberto Chi Aceituno # Honduras Texas August 7, 2008
25 Edward Nathaniel Bell # Jamaica Virginia February 29, 2009
26 Yosvanis Valle # Cuba Texas November 10, 2009
27 Humberto Leal # (US Supreme Court) Mexico Texas July 7, 2011
28 Manuel Valle # Cuba Florida Sept. 28, 2011
29 Edgar Tamayo Arias # Mexico Texas January 22, 2014
30 Juan Carlos Chavez   Cuba Florida February 12, 2014
31 Ramiro Hernandez Llanas # Mexico Texas April 9, 2014

Foreign Nationals with Scheduled Execution Dates


       

Deaths in Custody


Claude Maturana # France Arizona December 26, 2002
Anibal Garcia Rousseau   Cuba Texas March 5, 2006
Miguel Angel Martinez # Mexico California July 26, 2009
German Sinisterra # Columbia Federal March 7, 2013

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