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NEVADA (USA): SEARCH FOR EXECUTION DRUG SUPPLIERS TURNS UP ZERO BIDS

October 16, 2016: After having "solicited thoroughly for vendors," the Nevada Department of Corrections announced that no pharmaceutical company has offered to sell the state drugs for use in executions.
James Dzurenda, director of the Nevada Department of Corrections issued a statement on October 7 saying that the Department had sent 247 requests for proposals to pharmaceutical suppliers on September 2 and, in response, had received no bids to supply the state with lethal injection drugs.
In August, Dzurenda informed the state Board of Prison Commissioners that one of the two drugs the state used in executions—midazolam and hydromorphone—had expired and that Pfizer, Inc., which produces both of the drugs, refused to provide the state with new supplies. Pfizer announced restrictions on the distribution of its medicines in May in an effort to prevent states from using them in executions. At the time, the company said, "Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives of the patients we serve. Consistent with these values, Pfizer strongly objects to the use of its products as lethal injections for capital punishment." Having failed to identify a drug supplier, Dzurenda said the Department "will work closely with the attorney general, the governor and the Legislature to examine our options and decide the best course of action moving forward."
The state legislature would have to approve any change to an alternative method of execution.
The state's $858,000 new execution chamber is expected to be completed by November 1, but no executions are imminent, and none could be carried out without a supply of drugs.
Nevada's last execution was in April 2006.
Officials said the space will be used for storage and attorney-client meetings if no executions are scheduled. (Source: DPIC, 16/10/2016)

ZAMBIA: TWO YOUTHS TO HANG FOR MURDER AND AGGRAVATED ROBBERY
GAZA: THREE MEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR SPYING, MURDER
SAUDI ARABIA: PRINCE EXECUTED FOR MURDER
GAZA: PALESTINIAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR 2011 MURDER
BANGLADESH: JHALAKATHI JUDGE KILLER JMB MAN EXECUTED
FLORIDA (USA): SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN STATE'S CAPITAL SENTENCING STATUTE, REQUIRES JURY UNANIMITY BEFORE IMPOSING DEATH
MALAYSIA: 24-YEAR-OLD THAI BAR GIRL SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING IN KL
SOMALIA: AL-SHABAAB MILITANTS KILL '2 SPIES'
SRI LANKA: WOMAN KILLER SENTENCED TO DEATH
PAKISTAN: GENERAL SHARIF SIGNS DEATH WARRANTS OF TEN TERRORISTS
USA: A HANDFUL OF COUNTIES ARE KEEPING THE DEATH PENALTY ALIVE
TUNISIA: 76 SENTENCED OVER SOLDIER KILLINGS
MALAYSIA: FOREIGN DRUG TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO DEATH
IRAN: 22-YEAR-OLD IRANIAN KURDISH WOMAN FACES IMMINENT EXECUTION AFTER GROSSLY UNFAIR TRIAL
TEXAS (USA): LOWEST NUMBER OF EXECUTIONS IN 20 YEARS
KENYA: WOMAN WHO SOLD TOXIC DRINK THAT CAUSED DEATH OF 8 SENTENCED TO HANG
GHANA'S PRISONS OVERCROWDED BY 3,810 INMATES
ZIMBABWE: ABOLITION OF DEATH PENALTY - MPS SAY THEIR HANDS TIED
HANDS OFF CAIN: PRIORITY IS TO CONTAIN THE DEATH PENALTY FOR TERRORISM
CHINA: CORRUPT YUNNAN PARTY BOSS SENTENCED TO DEATH WITH REPRIEVE
GAZA STRIP: PALESTINIAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING CHILD
EGYPT: MILITANT SENTENCED TO DEATH, 8 TO LIFE FOR ANTI-CHRISTIAN ATTACK
INDIA: 5 OF FAMILY AWARDED DEATH PENALTY FOR KILLING 4 PERSONS
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT DOES NOT REDUCE TERRORISM, SECRETARY-GENERAL SAYS ON WORLD DAY AGAINST DEATH PENALTY
SINGAPORE: 80 PER CENT OF RESIDENTS SUPPORT THE DEATH PENALTY
GAZA: WOMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH BY HANGING
TEXAS (USA): BARNEY RONALD FULLER EXECUTED
SUDAN: THREE CONDEMNED TO HANG IN BURAM, SOUTH DARFUR
USA: SUMMER 2016 ‘DEATH ROW USA’ SHOWS ONGOING DECLINE IN DEATH ROW POPULATIONS
IRAN: TWO PRISONERS HANGED FOR DRUG CHARGES IN KHORRAMABAD

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