The US Department of Justice said the country’s death penalty for federal criminals has been resumed after a 17-year hiatus, Interfax writes.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons has ordered the execution of four of the five criminals convicted of murder and the rape of minors between July 13 and August 28. Their execution was supposed to take place in December last and January of this year, but at the last moment the enforcement of sentences was stopped by the US Supreme Court. “We are indebted to the victims of these terrible crimes,” said the Prosecutor General William Barr in a statement posted on the Justice Department website. However, in some American states, mainly southern, the use of the death penalty did not stop. In 2019 alone, 22 people were executed.