EU condemns execution of juvenile offender in Iran

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The European Union on Wednesday condemned the execution of a juvenile offender in Iran.

The EU condemned “in the strongest terms” the execution of Arman Abdolali who committed a crime when he was 17 years old, Peter Stano, the European Commission’s chief spokesperson in charge of foreign affairs, said in a statement.

“The European Union calls on Iran to refrain from any future executions and to pursue a consistent policy towards the abolition of capital punishment,” he added.

“It 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,” the statement said…

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