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Vietnam to make own execution drug

2013-01-24 10:52

Hanoi - Vietnam will begin producing its own chemical for executing prisoners after factories in the European Union stopped shipments because of objections to the death penalty.

Vietnam stopped using firing squads in 2011 because of concerns it was traumatizing the shooters. Last year, the government said it was unable to execute 532 on death row because it couldn't source the drugs for lethal injections.

The Laborer newspaper on Thursday quoted Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang as saying Vietnam will produce its own drug. The report gave no details.

EU factories are the main supplier of drugs that can be used in executions. Several American states have also said objections from European factories were making it hard to find the chemical.

Comments
  • julius.hond - 2013-01-24 11:31

    we need this drug in SA!!! please send container loads....

      Brandon Cook - 2013-01-24 13:25

      yes you can say that again

  • sepcebekhulu - 2013-01-24 11:57

    I once read of an incidence in a sugarcane farm where one employee prepared 100ml of Roundup(Glyphosate)added into Klipdrift and Coke mix for another employee who had snitched on him....the one who drank it was certified dead an hour later

  • Mandy Casey - 2013-01-24 18:44

    How about black mamba venom.

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