In the United States has postponed the execution of seven people because of a dispute with the provider of poison for lethal injection
NEW YORK, April 15. /Offset. TASS Ivan sawyers/. Courts in the U.S. state of Arkansas on Friday postponed the executions of seven people due to protests by the company McKesson is the manufacturer of one of the toxic substances with which it was planned to lead to the execution of sentences. It is stated in the decrees entered in the court files.
All seven executions of men convicted of murder, was scheduled for the current month. Sentenced had to inject anesthetic and two other substances. The first is designed to stop the heart, the second to stop operation of the lungs. One of these drugs, the state government purchased from McKesson, in this video, according to the company, not explained how you plan to use.
Representatives of McKesson believed that a substance used for medical purposes. The company demanded from the authorities of Arkansas to cancel the transaction and return the drug, but this has not happened yet. Supreme and district courts of the state decided to postpone the execution of seven prisoners until the proceedings on this bill.
In recent years, authorities in many other American States also faced a shortage of appropriate poisons. This was due, in particular, the fact that European manufacturers of these substances have stopped their deliveries to the USA, as opposed to the death penalty. This problem is solved by different methods. So, in Utah in 2015 was adopted a law allowing to shoot sentenced to death criminals in case of lack of need for injections of substances.
In total the death penalty is allowed in 31 U.S. state. As of October 2016, the execution expected in the United States 2902 of the person. In the period since 1976 when the death penalty in the country began to be used again, in April of this year in the United States were executed by 1448 people. The most commonly used method is lethal injection.