Brussels, 02/02/2015

Statement

Statement of the Spokesperson on Court's ruling in Egypt

Today's decision of a Court in Egypt to sentence 183 defendants to death following a mass trial is in violation of Egypt's international human rights obligations.
 
We call on the Egyptian judicial authorities to ensure that due legal process is followed, in line with international standards.
 
The EU opposes capital punishment under all circumstances and considers it cruel and inhuman, failing to act as a deterrent and representing a denial of human dignity and integrity.