The European Union recalls its opposition to the use of capital punishment which can never be justified.
The European Union believes that the death penalty is a cruel and inhumane punishment and has consistently called for its universal abolition. Experience worldwide has demonstrated that the death penalty fails to act as a deterrent to crime, which is why many countries have stopped applying it.
We therefore call on the Singaporean authorities to reinstate a moratorium on executions as a first step towards the universal abolition of death penalty.
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