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The state of Arizona yesterday took almost two hours to kill a prisoner using the same combination of drugs used in a botched execution in Ohio earlier this year.
Texas Governor Rick Perry must stop Wednesday’s execution of Ramiro Hernández Llanas, a Mexican national with a mental disability, Amnesty International said today.
Amnesty has called on the authorities in Texas to halt the planned execution of a Mexican national which would violate an international law.
An execution carried out yesterday by Ohio, using a new, untested combination of drugs, shows strong signs of having caused prolonged suffering to the prisoner.
Prisons in the US are holding large stockpiles of life-saving medicines, which they plan to use in executions, while hospitals face shortages of the same drugs.
A man who has been in prison since being sentenced to death by a Florida court in 1987, will this week have a that hearing could help prove his innocence.
The Irish government needs to take steps to ensure that a citizen facing the death sentence gets a fair trial in Florida, says legal charity Reprieve.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is facing calls to return medicines it purchased for use in executions using misleading methods
Pharmacies in the US are demanding that executioners in Texas do not use their drugs to carry out lethal injections.
The US Supreme Court has denied a petition to the court by a man with an IQ of 70 who is on death row in the state of Georgia.