It was confirmed that Kuwait carried out the execution of a group of seven people, four men and three women, convicted for different criminal offenses. These are the first executions in Kuwait since 2013.
Although recognizing the serious nature of the crimes involved, the European Union said Wednesday it reiterates its opposition to the use of the death penalty in all circumstances without exception.
“Use of the death penalty represents an unacceptable denial of human dignity and integrity. Experience worldwide has demonstrated that it fails to act as a deterrent to crime. In addition it makes any miscarriage of justice – which can exist in any legal system – irreversible,” the spokesperson for the European Union External Affairs said in a statement, adding that the European Union hopes that Kuwait will return to its previous de facto moratorium on the death penalty.