Archive for the 'death penalty' Category

Death row drug faces restrictions from UK – BBC News

“Business Secretary Vince Cable has restricted the export of a drug used to execute prisoners in the United States.”

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BBC News, 29th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Legal bid to stop export of ‘execution drug’ – The Independent

“Campaigners launched legal action today in an attempt to ban the export from Britain of an anaesthetic used to execute prisoners in the United States.”

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The Independent, 2nd November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Mentally ill Briton faces execution for smuggling heroin into China – The Guardian

“Lawyers warn that Akmal Shaikh, 53, who has delusional psychosis, could be shot dead in jail after reports that his second appeal has failed.”

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The Guardian, 11th October 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Britons facing execution in Pakistan seek Miliband’s help – The Guardian

“Lawyers for two British nationals who face the death penalty in Pakistan, after allegedly being tortured to give confessions for murder they insist they did not commit, have asked the Foreign Office to intervene urgently in the case.”

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The Guardian, 16th April 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

The real story of Britain’s most famous hangman – The Independent

“He is remembered as a man of principle. But secret papers unearthed by Cahal Milmo show that Albert Pierrepoint was in fact a money-grabbing fantasist.”

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The Independent, 12th March 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

British lawyers unite to call on the Foreign Secretary to do what he can to stop the execution of Jack Alderman – The Bar Council

“Reprieve, the Bar Council and the Law Society are calling on the Foreign Secretary, the Rt Hon David Miliband MP, to do whatever he can to persuade the Board of Pardons and Paroles of the State of Georgia, USA to stay the execution of Jack Alderman who is due to die on Tuesday 16 September 2008.”

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The Bar Council, 12th September 2008

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

British lawyers fight to halt ‘obscene’ US execution of Jack Alderman – The Times

“British lawyers will make an eleventh-hour attempt to save America’s longest-serving death-row prisoner from execution this week. The Law Society, the Bar Council and the charity Reprieve are calling on David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, to use diplomatic channels to stay the execution of Jack Alderman and end what they call the ‘gross injustice of 34 years’.

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The Times, 15th September 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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