EU concerned by “high number of executions in Iran”Published by International Liberty Association on August 8, 2016
The European Union has condemned the mass execution of Sunni political prisoners in Iran this week.
“Iran has recently executed 20 individuals charged with murder and undermining national security,” said a statement Thursday (August 4) by the spokesperson for the EU’s foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini.
“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,” the statement added.