Crime UN rights office 'deeply troubled' about Arkansas executions

14:32  28 april  2017
14:32  28 april  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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  Company sues Arkansas, charging fraud over lethal injection drugs <p>A major U.S. pharmaceutical firm sued Arkansas again over capital punishment on Tuesday, claiming prison officials fraudulently obtained a muscle relaxant to administer in several executions and demanding the drug in question be confiscated from the state.</p>Arkansas, which last carried out an execution a dozen years ago, has sought to resume capital punishment this month with a plan that originally called for putting eight inmates to death by lethal injection in 11 days.

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He said that the office is “ deeply concerned about recent statements made by the authorities in Gaza, including the Attorney General, of their intention to implement a number of death sentences, and fear that UN rights agency condemns PLO's executions in Gaza, urges moratorium on death penalty.

GENEVA — The U.N. human rights office says it's "deeply troubled" by four executions over eight days in Arkansas, insisting an accelerated timetable for them based on the looming expiration of a sedative used "adds to the arbitrariness and cruelty of the whole process."

Spokeswoman Liz Throssell stopped short Friday of condemning the executions, but said: "Rushing executions can deny prisoners the opportunity to fully exercise their right to appeal against their conviction and/or sentence."

Throssell said use of the sedative midazolam "has been criticized for failing to prevent people from suffering pain."

She said the rights office welcomed the stay of execution in four other cases in Arkansas, and pointed to a "welcome and steady decline" in executions in the United States in recent years.

The U.N. opposes the death penalty.

Ohio governor delays nine executions .
<p>Ohio Governor John Kasich on Monday delayed nine executions because of an ongoing court battle over the state's lethal injection protocol.</p>The move by Kasich was necessary, the governor's office said, because a review by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals would not be complete before June 14, when oral arguments in the Cincinnati court are scheduled.

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