In the US, for the first time in more than 15 years, the death penalty will resume

US authorities next week will carry out the death sentences of criminals convicted at the Federal level for the first time in more than 15 years. The Associated Press reported, citing sources from among correctional officers.

According to them, the executions will begin on Monday. In just a week, lethal injections will be given to three inmates of a prison in the state of Indiana, sentenced to the death penalty for the murder of children. Family members of criminals and their victims will be allowed to attend the trial, but to prevent the spread of the coronavirus; all of them will have to wear protective masks.

According to the Washington Post, the last time US Federal authorities carried out a death sentence was in 2003. Since then, there has been a kind of unofficial moratorium because the rules for the use of lethal injections were not agreed upon. Despite a break in the use of the death penalty at the Federal level, this measure in the United States has been applied in recent years at the level of state authorities.