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Taiwan: Statement by the EU Spokesperson on the recent execution

3 April 2020

The EEAS issued a statement to condemn the execution of Weng Jen-hsien in Taiwan on April 1. While the EU also condemned the crime committed by Weng Jen-hsien, the statement re-iterated the EU position that "the death penalty is a cruel and inhumane punishment, which fails to act as a deterrent to crime and represents an unacceptable denial of human dignity and integrity." on called on Taiwan to reinstate its de facto moratorium on death penalty. See the full statement here.