The U.S. Supreme court allowed the death penalty in Arkansas
The U.S. Supreme court allowed the death penalty in Arkansas after 12-year hiatus. Reported by the Associated Press.
According to the Agency, the death penalty has not been imposed in the state since 2005 due to legal problems and difficulties obtaining the drug for injection.
Now, the Supreme court refused to consider an appeal filed by lawyers for eight prisoners awaiting the death penalty. The attorney General Arkansas Leslie Rutledge filed a formal request to the Governor of the state with a request to determine deadlines to bring death sentences for all eight prisoners.
The Agency notes that the state can’t execute prisoners, because they do not have the required drugs for injections. The validity of one of them, expired on 1 January this year, so its usage is impossible.
At the moment the death penalty in Arkansas has 34 prisoners.
In July 2016, the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan has not ruled out a return of the death penalty. This happened after a failed coup attempt.