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Lethal injectionAssociated Press, HANOI, Vietnam July 11, 2013 – A Vietnamese court sentenced four men to death for dealing in heroin, adding to those waiting capital punishment while the government tries to source chemicals for lethal injection, state media reported Thursday.

The country has not executed anyone since 2011, when it decided to switch from firing squads to lethal injections on humanitarian grounds.

But it has found itself unable to get chemicals used in the injections because of an EU ban on its factories exporting drugs used in lethal injections.

The state-run Laborer newspaper said the four were convicted Wednesday in northern Vietnam for dealing in 50 kilograms of heroin.

Vietnam has some of the world’s toughest drug laws. Trafficking or trading 600 grams (1.3 pounds) of heroin is punishable by death.

There are currently more than 500 people on death row.

Source: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/vietnam-sentences-death-drugs-19634178#.Ud7YzxYal4E

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Amnesty International, June 24, 2013 – Some 117 death row prisoners in Viet Nam have exhausted their appeals and will face imminent execution when a change in the law comes into effect on 27 June. There are more than 530 prisoners under sentence of death.

The authorities in Viet Nam amended the Law for Enforcement of Criminal Verdicts in June 2010, to change the method of execution from firing squad to lethal injection, on the grounds that it was more humane. A shortage of drugs for use in lethal injections has meant a delay in implementation of the law, and this has resulted in no executions being carried out since January 2012. However, the courts have continued to impose death sentences. Read More