The execution of a brain damaged death row inmate in the USA has drawn a lot of condemnation from human rights activists.
A brain damaged death-row inmate who had been sentenced to death 42 years ago for killing a police officer, has been executed by the state of Missouri, USA, despite pleas that he was not fit to be put to death.
According to Daily Mail, Cecil Clayton, who was killed on March 17, 2015, suffered hallucinations, bouts of depression and schizophrenia, and violent tantrums after he lost part of his brain in a sawmill accident in 1972, and it was in such circumstances that he killed a sheriff's deputy at the age of 32.
Despite the calls to stay the execution, Clayton was executed by lethal injection after his final Supreme Court appeal was rejected.
The execution of Clayton has been seen as a miscarriage of justice and civil rights activists are planning a march against the death sentence in the US.