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Executions postponed

posted Mar 3, 2015, 1:42 PM by GFADP staff
As you may know, at 11pm last night, the Georgia Department of Corrections decided not to go forward with killing Kelly Gissendaner because the lethal injection drugs “appeared cloudy.” This happened prior to the US Supreme Court ruling on her final appeals.
 
Moments ago, the Georgia Department of Corrections announced that the executions of Kelly Gissendaner and Brian Terrell have been postponed while an analysis is conducted of the drugs planned for the use in last night’s execution.
 
As you might recall, the Georgia legislature passed the Lethal Injection Secrecy Act in 2013, which makes everything regarding lethal injection in Georgia a state secret. We know that the risk of excruciating torture in lethal injection is real, which is why we warned the legislature that shrouding the lethal injection process in secrecy was dangerous. We strongly believe that Georgia must not be allowed to proceed with the execution unless and until it fully discloses the source and testing of its lethal injection drugs, if at all.
 
We are so grateful to all of you who take every opportunity to raise your voice to oppose EVERY execution in our state. Together, we will continue to fight for the end of this barbaric practice.
 
-GFADP 
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