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United States of America: Court Blocks Execution after Company Sues

, Index number: AMR 51/8789/2018

A judge blocked the State of Nevada from carrying out its first execution in 12 years a few hours before it was due on 11 July. She temporarily suspended the execution – of a prisoner who had given up his appeals – following a legal challenge brought by the manufacturer of one of the drugs the state was going to use in the lethal injection.

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