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Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Convicted of Espionage (1951) Options
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Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Convicted of Espionage (1951)

In 1951, the Rosenbergs were prosecuted for conspiracy to transmit classified military information to the Soviet Union. During the Rosenbergs' trial, the government charged that they had persuaded Ethel's brother, an employee at the Los Alamos atomic bomb project, to provide them with top-secret data on nuclear weapons. They were convicted and executed via the electric chair, becoming the first US civilians to suffer the death penalty for espionage. What happened to their children? More...
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It's interesting to learn of the later findings in this case
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Elizabeth Schulte-International Socialist Review Issue 29, May–June 2003: "U.S. officials wrongly believed that Russia was incapable of developing the bomb on its own–the formula for making one, in their minds, must have been stolen from U.S. scientists".........
Were Russian capable or not.....
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Yeah, and who did the Yanks steal it from? lol

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The Rosenberg case is a strange and sad one. What we know about prosecutorial misconduct, which is rampant in all highly political cases which are published in the media ad infinitum, should dictate the end of capital punishment.
We are alone in the Western world but not in the rest of the world with the killing of our citizens.
Iran, Saudi Arabia, China, the USA, Iraq, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Uganda, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Somalia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian National Authority, Guinea, India, Indonesia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Botswana, Chad, China, and Cuba use the death penalty.
I was surprised to see Cuba and Belarus among the executioners.
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