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UN moves to stop Alabama from carrying out America’s first nitrogen gas execution

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The United Nations Human Rights Council is urging Alabama to halt the first nitrogen gas execution in the U.S., scheduled for January 25.

U.N. experts argue that there’s no evidence to suggest nitrogen gas wouldn’t cause a painful death and may violate international agreements against torture.

Alabama’s safety protocols for nitrogen executions raise concerns, as spiritual advisers are not permitted in the room without signing a waiver, prompting a legal challenge.

The inmate scheduled for execution, Kenneth Eugene Smith, was convicted of a 1988 murder-for-hire and faced failed attempts at execution via lethal injection in the past.

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