MADPET SHOCKED AT THE EXECUTION OF AHMAD NAJIB ARIS WHEN ON THE VERGE OF ABOLITION OF MANDATORY DEATH PENALTY.
Execution of Mr Ahmad Najib Aris in Malaysia
Statement by the Spokesperson on the execution of Mr Ahmad Najib Aris in Malaysia
The recent execution of Mr Ahmad Najib Aris in Malaysia – after serving 11 years on death row – runs counter to global trends towards establishing a moratorium on the use of capital punishment.
The European Union is opposed to the use of capital punishment under any circumstances. The death penalty is a cruel and inhumane punishment and we have consistently called for its universal abolition. Experience worldwide has also demonstrated that the death penalty fails to act as a deterrent to crime.
The review of the use of the death penalty, as announced by the Malaysian authorities, should begin as soon as possible and lead to the establishment of a moratorium on executions as a first step towards the universal abolition of the death penalty.
Source:- European Union Website