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January 24, 2024

Alabama calls nitrogen execution method painless and humane, but critics are raising doubts

Washington Post

Alabama calls nitrogen execution method painless and humane, but critics are raising doubts reports Kim Chandler at Associated Press for The Washington Post. Kenneth Eugene Smith, who survived Alabama’s previous attempt to put him to death by lethal injection in 2022, is scheduled to be executed by nitrogen hypoxia on Thursday. If carried out, it […]

January 24, 2024

Alabama calls nitrogen execution method painless & humane, but critics are raising doubts

Associated Press

Alabama calls nitrogen execution method painless and humane, but critics are raising doubts reports Kim Chandler at Associated Press. Kenneth Eugene Smith, who survived Alabama’s previous attempt to put him to death by lethal injection in 2022, is scheduled to be executed by nitrogen hypoxia on Thursday. If carried out, it would the first new […]

January 24, 2024

Protesters call for stop to Alabama’s ‘experimental’ execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith

Al.com

Protesters call for stop to Alabama’s ‘experimental’ execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith reports Mike Cason of Alabama.com Representatives of churches, civil rights organizations, and anti-death penalty groups rallied at the Alabama State Capitol on Tuesday to protest the execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith, scheduled for Thursday. They prayed, sang, carried signs, and delivered petitions to […]

January 24, 2024

Alabama pushes on with nitrogen hypoxia execution

Dailymail.Com, Jen Smith

Alabama pushes on with nitrogen hypoxia execution of death row killer Kenneth Eugene Smith despite expert’s warning about ‘agonizing’ gas that will cause him to thrash against gurney. Kenneth Eugene Smith will be executed tomorrow night in Atmore, Alabama. Experts warned against the nitrogen hypoxia method he asked for. Now, he is asking for a […]

January 24, 2024

First Nitrogen Hypoxia Execution Sets Right to Die Movement back 20 Years

First Nitrogen Hypoxia Execution Sets Right to Die Movement back 20 Years The first planned use of Nitrogen Gas to execute Kenneth Smith at Holman Corrections Centre, Alabama this Thursday has created heightened confusion as to whether this is a ‘cruel and unusual punishment’ or if this untried execution procedure will really provide a planned […]

January 23, 2024

After a Botched Execution Alabama Is Trying an Untested Method

New York Times, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs

After a Botched Execution Alabama Is Trying an Untested Method reports the New York Times. It was Nov. 17, 2022, and Kenneth Smith was lying on a gurney inside Alabama’s execution chamber, his arms and legs strapped down as he waited to be put to death. Mr. Smith, who had been on death row for […]

January 14, 2024

‘This is your Captain Speaking’ by Rob Cane

 On Tuesday 16 January, former Exit director Rob Cane, died in Switzerland. It had been a roller-coaster ride for the 87 year old. Read the February 2024 eDeliverance Newsletter – devoted to Captain Rob Cane. Member number 860, Rob was a member and supporter of Exit for over 20 years. A former pilot of […]

January 11, 2024

Nitrogen is to be used for Inhumane Execution

Exit Founder & Director, Dr Philip Nitschke, says he is appalled and devastated that Nitrogen is to be used for Inhumane Execution by the State of Alabama in news today that the State has decided to go ahead with the execution of Kenny Smith using nitrogen hypoxia. Having inspected, tried on and assessed the mask […]