As recently as October 2010, a drug called sodium thiopental was exported from the UK to the USA, where it was used by the State of Arizona in the execution of Jeffrey Landrigan.
Belarus is the last country in Europe and the former Soviet Union to carry out executions.
Amnesty International has obtained a copy of a draft anti-terror law following its review in June 2011 by Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council, a government-appointed consultative body.
Image: Louisiana State Penitentiary, known as Angola. © The Mob Film Company Ltd.