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Vietnam to Switch from Firing Squads to Lethal Injection

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Rungbachduong.




Vietnam will begin on Friday to carry out the death penalty by lethal injection instead of firing squad.

Legislators looking for a more humane method of carrying out the death penalty approved the change last year.

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