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EU protests executions in Thailand

EU protests executions in Thailand

The European Union has protested the resumption of the death penalty in Thailand, saying it is a cruel and inhuman form of punishment.
The Swedish presidency of the EU says it regrets that the executions of two men mark the end of an almost six-year "de facto moratorium" in Thailand.
It reiterated the union's opposition to the death penalty "in all cases and under all circumstances" and urged the Royal Thai Government to abolish it.
It said Thursday that such abolition "is essential to protect human dignity."
A Thai Corrections Department official has said the men were convicted of drug trafficking in 2001 and executed Monday by lethal injection.


Updated : 2021-06-25 15:00 GMT+08:00