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Tennessee reintroduces electric chair after EU boycott

23.05.14 @ 09:24

  1. By EUOBSERVER

The southern US state of Tennessee has decided to reintroduce the electric chair in response to a European-led boycott of lethal serum sales for executions. The decision was signed into law on Thursday, allowing Tennessee to electrocute people sentenced to death if prisons are unable to purchase lethal injections.