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When was the last time an EU national was executed anywhere in the world? There are a number of EU citizens on Death Row in the US, but I am not aware of any executions. How about elsewhere?
If Europe is to have a foreign policy, it should begin with a refusal to acknowledge the legitimacy of the death penalty, and should institute as a matter of policy that the EU will not tolerate the execution of any of its citizens by any state without consequences.
The EU already doesn't extradite people to countries where they may receive the death penalty. What further 'consequences' do you have in mind?

En un viejo país ineficiente, algo así como España entre dos guerras civiles, poseer una casa y poca hacienda y memoria ninguna. -- Gil de Biedma
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Dec 29th, 2009 at 02:08:41 PM EST

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