12/12/2011 11:49 am ET

Death Penalty: Europe Restricts Export Of Drug Used In American Lethal Injections

The European Union is set to restrict the sale to the United States of one of the main active substances needed for lethal injections. According to information obtained by the Suddeutsche Zeitung, the export of sodium thiopental will only be possible by special permission, beginning Friday, posing a major problem for the US justice system.

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