EU Local Statement on Mr Prabagaran Srivijayan death penalty case in Singapore
The European Union (EU) calls on the Singapore authorities to halt the execution of Mr. Prabagaran Srivijayan, to commute his sentence to a non-capital sentence and to adopt a moratorium on all executions.
The EU holds a principled position against the death penalty and is opposed to the use of capital punishment under any circumstances.
Death is different. The dignity of all of us, in a caring civilisation, must not be compromised by the act of repeating, albeit for a wholly different objective, what we find to be so repugnant in the conduct of the offender in the first place.