Mexico says upcoming U.S. execution of national is 'illegal'

Mexico says upcoming U.S. execution of national is 'illegal'Senior Mexican diplomats on Monday condemned the upcoming execution of a Mexican inmate on death row in Texas, calling his sentence “illegal” and vowing to exhaust all possible efforts to prevent him from being killed later this week. In a news conference in Mexico City, Carlos Sada, Mexico’s deputy foreign minister for North America, told reporters that Texas prosecutors did not follow due process in the case of Ruben Cardenas, who was sentenced to death for raping and killing his 15-year-old cousin in 1997. “From the start, there has been a failure, and from our perspective, this is an illegal act,” Sada said.



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