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EU Declaration On Execution Of 29 People In Iran

Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on the execution of 29 people in Evin prison in Iran

The European Union condemns in the strongest terms the 29 simultaneous executions which took place in Evin prison, Iran, on Sunday 27 July 2008.

It considers that the Iranian regime's action of staging these executions and making them the focus of media attention is an affront to human dignity.

The European Union remains convinced that capital punishment cannot form the basis of a fair and effective prosecution policy: the dissuasive effect of this penalty has never been proved and any judicial error is irreversible.

ENDS

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