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Execution of Mr Ahmad Najib Aris in Malaysia

Execution of Mr Ahmad Najib Aris in Malaysia

Bruxelles, 27/09/2016 - 19:36 - UNIQUE ID: 160927_11

Statements by the Spokesperson

Statement by the Spokesperson on the execution of Mr Ahmad Najib Aris in

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

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.

Director's Message

Greetings, Human Rights Champions!

Firstly, I would like to wish each one of you a belated Happy 2017 and Gong Xi Fa Cai on behalf of the AI Malaysia crew. I hope you have had an amazing start to 2017! Thank you, also, for the continuous support you have given us throughout 2016.

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