On the execution of Warren Lee Hill in the US State of Georgia on 27 January 2015: Statement by the Spokesperson
EU News 18/2015
The execution of Warren Lee Hill in the US State of Georgia on 27 January 2015, in spite of the indications that he suffered from a mental disability, is contrary to widely accepted human rights norms and to the minimum standards set forth according to international human rights law.
We regret that the numerous calls for clemency, including those of the EU, went unheeded.
The European Union is opposed to the use of capital punishment under all circumstances and aims at its universal abolition, seeking a global moratorium on the death penalty as a first step.
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