NGO report

Execution by lethal injection – a quarter century of state poisoning

By Amnesty International, on 1 January 2007

Any potential increase in executions or lobbying for the death penalty as a result of the use of lethal injection is of serious concern. The increased pressure on medical professionals to participate in executions also raises serious ethical and human rights issues. This paper reviews developments with respect to lethal injection executions over the past decade.