MOSCOW (Sputnik) — He pointed out that the UN "opposes the use of the death penalty in all circumstances."
“Businesses, across many industries, can help prevent human rights violations from occurring. It is heartening to see companies playing an active role in furthering the trend towards ending use of the death penalty,” the high commissioner said.
Last week, Pfizer announced sales restriction on seven drugs used in lethal injections. The resale of these drugs will also be restricted, and government agencies will be required to confirm that they will not use them to carry out executions.