Lethal injection

Lethal injection consists of a cocktail of the following drugs:

Ideally, the condemned should be unconscious while the respiratory and cardiac arrests caused by the paralyzing agent and potassium take place. In reality the person often remains conscious while being chemically asphyxiated and – what is worse – totally paralized. Human Rights Watch has documented the problems of this method of execution.

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