Human Rights Commissioner deeply shocked at executions in Kuwait

02.04.2013 - Press release

Federal Government Human Rights Commissioner Markus Löning issued the following statement today (2 April) on the executions in Kuwait:

Yesterday in Kuwait the execution of three people broke a nearly six-year-long moratorium on the death penalty. I am deeply shocked at this news. I call upon the Government of Kuwait to reinstitute the moratorium and commute the sentences of the remaining 48 prisoners on death row.
The death penalty is a cruel and inhumane punishment that has no place in the world of the 21st century. The German Government therefore opposes the death penalty under all circumstances.

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