[...] in Canada the death penalty had been abolished since 1976, and Parliament had rejected a bid to see it reinstated a decade later in 1987. [...] in 1991, despite ruling that two violent American fugitives could be extradited to the United States with conditions placed on their surrender, the Supreme Court of Canada none the less speculated that the death penalty was incompatible with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms; almost a decade later, in a similar case involving two Canadians who were accused of having committed triple homicide in Washington State the Supreme Court ruled that extradition to face execution was only permissible in the most exceptional of situations.
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