Posts Tagged ‘Lethal Injection’

Drug titan Pfizer bans its products from death penalty use

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has said it is banning its drugs from use in lethal injections. The company is the last major drug manufacturer to take this action. The decision has seen campaigners against the death penalty in the US say they are now close to ending the practice. Continue reading

US archbishop says botched execution shows brutality of death penalty

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

An American archbishop says a botched execution of a prisoner in Oklahoma underscores the brutality of the death penalty. Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City said this after an attempt to execute convicted killer Clayton Lockett by lethal injection on April 29. A combination of three lethal drugs was being used in the state for Read more

Lethal injection chosen as method for PNG death penalty

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, is in Papua New Guinea assessing the newly imposed death penalty. Death by lethal injection has been legislated as the preferred method for judicial killings in PNG. Previously, hanging was the only option for capital punishment but it’s now considered barbaric and Read more