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Executions in Kuwait and Bahrain

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on executions in Kuwait and Bahrain.

The text adopted in plenary was tabled by the EPP, S&D, ALDE, GUE/NGL, Greens/EFA and EFDD groups.

Members deeply deplored the decision of Kuwait and Bahrain to return to the practice of capital punishment. They reiterated their condemnation of the use of the death penalty, and strongly supported the introduction of a moratorium on the death penalty as a step towards its abolition.

Parliament called on the governments of Kuwait and Bahrain to:

  • issue an immediate and open invitation to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment to conduct a country visit, and to allow unfettered access to detainees and to all places of detention;
  • sign and ratify the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights aimed at the abolition of the death penalty.[...]