Brussels (SD) – The European Union has expressed sadness over the recent execution of six convicted murderers in Somaliland, adding the move opposed an agreement reached between the EU member states and the Heads of Mission of Norway and the United Kingdom.
“The European Union is deeply saddened by the news of the execution of 6 convicted detainees in Mandera prison, Somaliland, on 26 November 2020.” Said the EU statement.
The EU statement added “ The European Union holds a principled position against the death penalty and is opposed to the use of capital punishment under any circumstances. No compelling evidence exists to show that the death penalty serves as a deterrent to crime, in more effective than imprisonment. Furthermore, any errors –inevitable in any legal system – are irreversible.
Over the last fifty years, more than two thirds of the countries in the world became abolitionist in law and practice. The EU will continue supporting the universal trend towards the eradication of the death penalty.”
The six executed men were convicted of murdering innocent civilians in Somaliland.
The Republic of Somaliland, as an Islamic country, the law permits that anyone convicted of heavy crimes, including murder, be executed.
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