Death penalty un­jus­ti­fi­able: Italy

Asian Journal - - WORLD -

Rome: Cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment is “un­jus­ti­fi­able un­der any cir­cum­stance”, the Ital­ian govern­ment said on Wed­nes­day, un­der­lin­ing its op­po­si­tion to state-sanc­tioned ex­e­cu­tion.

“On Euro­pean and World Day against the Death Penalty, Italy reaf­firms its firm op­po­si­tion to the death penalty, which is un­jus­ti­fi­able un­der any cir­cum­stance,” the For­eign Min­istry said in a state­ment. Italy has al­ways sought to mar­shal “the widest pos­si­ble sup­port” for the 2007 UN mora­to­rium on the death penalty and keeps work­ing to “broaden the con­sen­sus of in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity” on the res­o­lu­tion, the state­ment said.

“Over many years now, this ef­fort has in­volved the whole diplo­matic net­work in a con­tin­u­ous di­a­logue also with civil so­ci­ety,” the state­ment added.

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