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EU missions condemn Gaza executions

The EU Missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah yesterday issued a statement condemning the execution of three people in Gaza on Saturday.
 
"The EU Missions in Jerusalem and Ramallah recall the EU's firm opposition under all circumstances to the use of capital punishment," the statement said. "The EU considers that abolition of the death penalty contributes to the enhancement of human dignity and the progressive development of human rights. It considers capital punishment to be cruel and inhuman, failing to provide deterrence to criminal behaviour, and representing an unacceptable denial of human dignity and integrity."
 
The statement called on the de facto authorities in Gaza to refrain from carrying out any executions and comply with the de facto moratorium on executions put in place by the Palestinian Authority, "pending abolition of the death penalty in line with the global trend". (ENPI Info Centre)
 
Read more
 
Press release
 
EU Delegation – West Bank and Gaza Strip
 
EU policy on the death penalty
 
 
 

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