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Arizona says it has no more drugs left to carry out death penalty executions

The US state of Arizona says it doesn’t have any more lethal drugs left to carry out executions after a lawsuit was filed by seven inmates on death row, who say the state is using harmful drugs that violate a ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

The Arizona Department of Corrections says its supply of midazolam, which is a sedative that has been linked to botched lethal injections, ran out on May 31. State lawyers say they have been unable to find replacements as they filed proceedings at Phoenix’s US District Court.  Read more.

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