Letters

Doctors should not participate in executions

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7315.755/a (Published 29 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:755
  1. James Welsh (medical@amnesty.org), coordinator, medical programme
  1. Amnesty International, London WC1X 0DW

    EDITOR—At the time that Dunea's article on the execution of Timothy McVeigh (the Oklahoma bomber) was published,1 I was in Strasbourg participating in the first world congress against the death penalty.2 Although some opponents of the United States death penalty may have drawn the line at the McVeigh case, no such sentiments were detected in Strasbourg. The presence at the congress of former (and innocent) residents of the death rows of the …

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