Dhaka, 13 April 2017
Statement on European Union's position on death penalty
Three death sentences were executed in Bangladesh on 12 April 2017. The European Union universally opposes the use of capital punishment.
Capital punishment is not a deterrent against crime and renders miscarriages of justice irreversible.
The European Union Delegation to Bangladesh calls on the Bangladeshi authorities to introduce a moratorium on executions as a first step towards definitive abolition of capital punishment.