Keith welcomes tightening of export controls on drugs used for lethal injections

Keith welcomes tightening of export controls on drugs used for lethal injections

December 20th, 2011

 Keith today welcomed the news that the EU has strengthened its export controls on drugs that can be used in lethal injections. In October Keith wrote to the European Commission calling on them to close loopholes that meant that European drugs were being used in the US for lethal injections, and today he received this reply.

The tragic execution of Troy Davis in Georgia in September shocked the world. Keith was horrified and saddened by his death, as were many of Keith’s constituents who wrote to him asking for Keith to act to close these loopholes that meant that European drugs were being used for the death penalty in the US, including the death of Troy Davis.

Photo credit: Amnesty International

Keith welcomes tightening of export controls on drugs used for lethal injections

Keith welcomes tightening of export controls on drugs used for lethal injections

December 20th, 2011

 Keith today welcomed the news that the EU has strengthened its export controls on drugs that can be used in lethal injections. In October Keith wrote to the European Commission calling on them to close loopholes that meant that European drugs were being used in the US for lethal injections, and today he received this reply.

The tragic execution of Troy Davis in Georgia in September shocked the world. Keith was horrified and saddened by his death, as were many of Keith’s constituents who wrote to him asking for Keith to act to close these loopholes that meant that European drugs were being used for the death penalty in the US, including the death of Troy Davis.

Photo credit: Amnesty International