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Statement by the Council of Europe Secretary General, Marija Pejčinović Burić, on the death penalty sentences issued in Ukraine

Strasbourg 09/06/2022
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“I firmly condemn the death penalty sentences issued today in the occupied Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Death penalty is incompatible with human dignity and constitutes inhuman and degrading treatment. It has no place on the European continent.

On behalf of the Council of Europe, I call for upholding the common European human rights principles with which today’s decision is incompatible.”

 

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