Muslim man executed after U.S. Supreme Court denies request for imam’s presence

Death row inmate Dominique Ray, 42, is shown in this booking photo in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S., provided February 7, 2019. Alabama Department of Corrections/Handout via REUTERS

(Reuters) – A Muslim man was executed in Alabama on Thursday, as originally scheduled, after the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to allow the execution, denying his request for an imam’s presence in the execution chamber. Attorneys for Domineque Ray, 42, had argued that Alabama’s execution policy favored Christian inmates because a chaplain is allowed […]

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