US lawyers contest mass executions in Arkansas

Plans in the US state of Arkansas to execute six prisoners in 11 days are being contested by lawyers.

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    Plans in the US state of Arkansas to execute six prisoners in 11 days are being contested by lawyers.

    The governor says the rapid pace of executions is necessary because one of the drugs that will be used to kill them will soon reach its expiry date.

    Legal representatives say they don't have time to make effective legal arguments for their clients.

    Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports from Little Rock, Arkansas.


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