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British Company Supplies American Execution Tools: Knives Made In USA

THE anaesthetic sodium thiopental used to kill convicted murderer Jeffrey Landrigan in an Arizona state execution was made in Britain and was not US approved.

British civil rights lawyer, Clive Stafford Smith, says the British supplier was “making a business out of killing“.

He opines:

“One question that immediately springs to mind is whether it is criminal for the British corporation to profit from such a killing: while the language is loose, EU Council Regulation 1236/2005 takes a step along this path, making it illegal to trade in certain goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture, or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment…”

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Posted: 27th, October 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment