MADPET is for the Abolition of Death Penalty, an end of torture and abuse of rights by the police, an end to death in custody, an end to police shoot to kill incidents, for greater safeguards to ensure a fair trial, for a right to one phone call and immediate access to a lawyer upon arrest, for the repeal of all laws that allow for detention without trial and an immediate release of all those who are under such draconian laws.
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
European Union speaks out on the Execution of Mr Ahmad Najib Aris in Malaysia
Statement by the Spokesperson on the execution of Mr Ahmad Najib Aris in Malaysia
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 punishment.
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.