30 August 2012, 06:22

Catherine Ashton deplores Iraq executions

Catherine Ashton deplores Iraq executions

EU foreign policy commissioner Catherine Ashton deplores the recent execution of 26 people in Iraq, which brought to 96 the overall number of executions there since the start of this year.

A communiqué released in Brussels on Wdnesday says that the growing number of executions in Iraq is openly at variance with the global trendtowards the abolishment of capital punishment.

The UN General Assembly calls for a moratorium on executions, which have already been outlawed in more than 130 countries.


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