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“There are still too many unanswered questions for Alabama officials to responsibly move forward with this protocol.”

Robin Maher, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, regarding the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling that the state can execute an inmate with nitrogen gas, a method that has not previously been used to carry out a death sentence. Alabama, Oklahoma and Mississippi have authorized nitrogen hypoxia for executions but none have tried to use it. Opponents have likened the new procedure to human experimentation. (Associated Press — Nov. 2, 2023)

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