NLNG Corporate Caring banner FirstGem 3rd anniversay lecture Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Execution of condemned prisoners “a sad day for human rights in Nigeria” —Australia

By News Express on 26/06/2013

Gmail icon

Views: 6,713


VIENNA, Austria, June 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ “I am shocked about the most recent executions in Nigeria which are a set-back for the implementation and the protection of human rights in the country,” Austrian Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister Spindelegger said commenting on the four executions yesterday in the southern province of Edo.

“With these executions, Nigeria is putting an end to the moratorium that has been in force since 2006 and that was a model and hope for all opponents of capital punishment and human rights activists in the region,” the Vice-Chancellor continued. Some 1,000 people are currently on death row in Nigerian prisons.

“The European Union and Austria reject the death penalty for all crimes and under all circumstances; it is an inhumane punishment that disregards human dignity.” 682 executions were performed worldwide in 2012. There is a general trend towards abolition of capital punishment.

“We deeply regret this set-back in the respect of human rights and call upon Nigeria and all other states that still impose capital punishment to stop executions and to make every effort to legally abolish the death penalty,” the Foreign Minister concluded.

Photo shows the Nigerian governor who approved the executions.

Source News Express

Posted 26/06/2013 6:25:07 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
WE’LL DELIVER —New PRCAN team assures

Couple murdered in their sleep in Anambra

Governor Wike a curse to Rivers State —APC...

China opens world’s highest and longest glass bottomed...

Our aim is to deliver real value to...

Buhari to name 14 special advisers soon

Crooks now winning corruption war: Nuhu Ribadu

Jonathan speaks on the significance of Christmas, calls...

Imo Chief of Staff directs group to register...

RIGHTSView: Welcome to the Republic of Fear

Ortom ‘very optimistic’ of a fresh mandate in...

Lufthansa ‘fights for survival’ following crippling strike by...

 

Latest News BREAKING: INEC declares APC’s David Lyon winner of Bayelsa Governorship Election Dino Melaye, Smart Adeyemi to fight again, as Kogi West Senatorial Rerun is declared inconclusive Lion discovered at residential building in Lagos Bayelsa Guber: PDP’s Diri accuses Army of conniving with APC to rig poll Lagos seals mosques, churches over noise pollution Kogi Guber: PDP asks INEC to cancel over 100,000 votes ‘awarded’ to Yahaya Bello Diesel truck cashes into lorry conveying goods in Anambra Soldiers arrest Ogbia LG Chairman, lawmaker YIAGA Africa calls on INEC to conduct fresh governorship, senatorial elections in Kogi Kogi West election rerun: Melaye rejects results, describes poll as ‘helicopter election’ Bayelsa Guber: Democracy Watch Nigeria calls for cancellation of election results Konga will break e-Commerce biggest day sales record soon — Chris Uwaje

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (563,271 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (452,547 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (401,721 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (336,111 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (303,860 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (281,651 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (258,930 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (257,168 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (238,697 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (225,080 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (201,572 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (198,207 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (109) Business & Economy (4,575) Business Verdict (86) Columnists (1,144) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (219) Entertainment (704) Features (845) Global Business Monitor (493) ICT Monitor (67) International (4,216) Interview (211) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (176) Maggie's Blog (486) News (54,064) Opinion (1,420) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,763) Religion (1,121) Sports (2,227) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera