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  1. EU asks Pakistan to reinstate moratorium on death penalty

EU asks Pakistan to reinstate moratorium on death penalty

The European Union (EU) on Thursday expressed its concern over increasing executions in Pakistan and demanded that Islamabad reinstate the moratorium on death penalty and fully respects all of its international obligations in this regard.

By: | Islamabad | Published: June 11, 2015 7:40 PM

The European Union (EU) on Thursday expressed its concern over increasing executions in Pakistan and demanded that Islamabad reinstate the moratorium on death penalty and fully respects all of its international obligations in this regard.

“Effective implementation of the international conventions is a requirement under the European Union’s Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) Regulation,” a statement issued by EU delegation mission to Pakistan said.

The Dawn quoted EU spokesperson Catherine Ray, as recalling that at least 150 people have been executed in Pakistan since December 2014, when the government lifted the moratorium on executions in place since 2008.

Ray said this represented a major step backwards in Pakistan’s record on human rights.

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