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Published On: Wed, Jan 13th, 2016

Somaliland:Heads of Missions of the European Union and Member States condemn executions carried out in Mogadishu and Dararwayne and Mandera

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The Heads of Missions of the European Union and Member States strongly and unequivocally oppose the death penalty in any circumstances. It is a serious violation of human rights and human dignity and cannot be used as an instrument for justice.

 

In this context, we are deeply concerned by reports of at least 4 executions in Somaliland on 11 January and by the authorities renewed use of the death penalty.

 

We are similarly concerned with reports of an execution in Mogadishu on 3 January.

 

The EU and Member States’ Heads of Missions call upon the respective authorities to halt

executions and to apply a moratorium of the death penalty.

 

We are committed to support and work with the respective authorities in achieving a full abolition of the death penalty and in the strengthening of institutions to provide justice to all Somali people in a fair and transparent manner.

 

Delegation of the European Union to Somalia

P.O. Box 45119 Nairobi | Insurance, Ragati Road, Upper Hill, Kenya

Email: DELEGATION-SOMALIA@eeas.europa.eu

Tel.: +254 (0)20 280 2000

Website: http://www.eu-in-somalia.eu

Twitter: @SomaliaEU | Flickr: EUSomalia | Youtube: EU SOMALIA

 

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