Location: Florida, USA
Nationality: Cuban with Spanish ties
Years on death row: 33
Legal status: Execution scheduled for 2 August; stayed for 30 days
Florida’s treatment of death row prisoner would be considered ‘inhuman’ or ‘torture’ in UK, Europe & Africa
The treatment of a man who has been held for over three decades on death row in the US and is now facing execution in a matter of days would be considered ‘inhuman’, ‘degrading’ or even ‘torture’ in a swathe of other jurisdictions around the world, legal action charity Reprieve can reveal.
08 September 2011
Cuban national Manuel Valle, who is currently facing execution in Florida, has been granted a further two day stay to allow consideration of the issue of clemency, following a last minute appeal by his lawyers. However, concerns have been raised that any hearing he does receive may have already been hopelessly prejudiced in the light of comments from the Florida Attorney General’s office.
06 September 2011
British Members of Parliament have today joined the European Union and Catholic bishops in calls to stop the execution of Cuban national Manuel Valle from going ahead in Florida on September 6.
26 August 2011
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has urged the US to prevent the impending execution of Manuel Valle in Florida from going ahead.
23 August 2011
Today Virginia is set to execute for the first time using an untested new lethal injection drug, in a move which could soon be followed by Florida unless the state’s Supreme Court overturns the ruling of a lower court.
18 August 2011
Cuban citizen Manuel Valle appeals to Florida Supreme Court after circuit judge refuses to hear journalists’ evidence on faulty execution drugs
Florida’s plan to carry out an ‘experimental’ execution using discredited new drugs is set to be challenged in the state Supreme Court.
15 August 2011
El Gobierno Español debe actuar para parar la ejecución de Manuel Valle, a quien el estado de Florida le ha negado clemencia.
Se ha solicitado la intervención urgente de España en el caso de un ciudadano de posible nacionalidad española quien tendrá que enfrentarse en menos de un mes a la pena de muerte en Florida, ya que se le ha sido negada por proceso.
12 August 2011
Spain is being urged to intervene in the case of a possible Spanish national who is facing the death penalty in Florida in less than a month, having been denied due process.
12 August 2011
The rejection by a Florida judge of an appeal against the use of a new and untested execution drug could see a return to botched executions in the state, according to evidence from experts in the US.
08 August 2011
The US Supreme Court has refused a request by the state of Florida to lift a stay of execution for Manuel Valle, a Cuban citizen with close ties to Spain, ahead of this week's ruling on the controversial new execution drug with which the state plans to kill him.
02 August 2011
Experimental execution drug set to be used for first time in three US states
28 July 2011
Florida has stayed the execution of Manuel Valle to allow a hearing on whether the use of a new execution drug will cause him unnecessary pain, in violation of the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
26 July 2011
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Reprieve—Manuel Valle's case history