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The day after Alabama carried out the first-known US execution using nitrogen gas, its attorney general sent a clear message to death penalty states that might want to follow suit: “Alabama has done it, and now so can you.” Indeed, in the weeks immediately following the January execution of Kenneth Smith, it appeared a handful of states were listening, introducing bills that would adopt the method known as nitrogen hypoxia or a similar one. Officials behind each framed the legislation as an alternative method that could help resume executions where they had long been stalled.

Iran: Seven Prisoners Executed Today - 23 Executions In 2 Days- 9 Executions In Public

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Iran Human Rights, November 8: Seven prisoners were hanged in Shiraz (southern Iran) today Thursday November 8, reported the Iranian state media. According to the official reports one prisoner was also hanged in the prison of Mashhad (northwestern Iran) yesterday.

15 other prisoners were hanged in three Iranian cities yesterday. All together 23 prisoners have been executed since yesterday according to the official Iranian sources. Nine of these executions have been carried out in public.

Seven prisoners were hanged in Shiraz today- Five of them hanged in public :

The state run Iranian news agency Fars reported that five prisoners were hanged publicly in the city of Shiraz today. According to the Iranian state broadcasting two other prisoners were hanged in the Adelabad prison of Shiraz early this morning. All the seven prisoners were convicted of drug related charges.

The prisoners who were hanged publicly in Shiraz today were according to the report identified as: Parviz K., Majid D., Feyz Mohammad M., Ali M. and Reza D.

The two other prisoners hanged inside the Adelabad prison today were not identified by name.

One prisoner was hanged in the prison of Mashhad yesterday:

According to the official website of the Iranian judiciary in the Khorasan Razavi Province, a prisoner was hanged in the Vakilabad prison of Mashhad yesterday Wednesday November 7. The prisoner, who was identified as "M. P." was convicted of possession and distribution of narcotic drugs, said the report.

Source: Iran Human Rights, November 8, 2012

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