EU slams ‘particularly cruel’ US nitrogen execution

EU slams 'particularly cruel' US nitrogen execution
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The EU on Friday said it “deeply regrets” the execution of a convicted murderer in the US state of Alabama by nitrogen gas, the first time the method has been used in the country.

“According to leading experts, this method is a particularly cruel and unusual punishment,” a European Union spokesman said in a statement.

The 27-nation EU has a blanket opposition to the death penalty and regular criticised executions carried out around the globe.


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