IRAN - European Union on the execution of Shayan Saeedpour

28 April 2020 :

Peter STANO, Lead Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the of the European Union, issued a statement on April 21 describing the execution of Shayan Saeedpour in violation of international human rights laws. “Death penalty sentences for and executions of juvenile offenders are inconsistent with Iran’s international obligations under the International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. “The European Union reaffirms its strong opposition against the application of capital punishment in any circumstance. We will continue to work for its abolition in the few remaining countries, including Iran, that still apply it. “The death penalty violates the inalienable right to life enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. Capital punishment also fails to act as a deterrent to crime. Any miscarriages of justice are irreversible.”


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