European Union External Action

Statement by the spokesperson on the recent executions in Iran

Bruxelles, 04/08/2016 - 00:00, UNIQUE ID: 160822_4
Statements by the Spokesperson

Iran has recently executed 20 individuals charged with murder and undermining national security.

The EU reiterates its strong opposition to the use of the death penalty in all circumstances. It also recalls its concern with the high number of executions in Iran.

The death penalty is a cruel and inhumane punishment, which fails to act as a deterrent and represents an unacceptable denial of human dignity and integrity.

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