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The European Union condemns the US execution of a woman for the first woman in 70 years (Lisa Montgomery)

The European Union condemns the US execution of a woman for the first woman in 70 years (Lisa Montgomery)

Today, the European Union expressed its "deep regret" after the US authorities carried out the death sentence against Lisa Montgomery, convicted of killing a pregnant woman in 2004.

The European Union condemns the US execution of a woman for the first woman in 70 years (Lisa Montgomery)


"The European Union has requested that a lighter sentence be granted to Lisa Montgomery, taking into account international law and internationally accepted minimum standards that must be respected in relation to persons suffering from mental disorders," said EU spokesman Peter Stano.


A call not to carry out executions in the last days of Trump

He added, "The European Union calls on the US administration to reverse its decision to carry out executions at the federal level in the last days of the current administration."


He continued, "Since the resumption of the death penalty at the federal level in July 2020, after a 17-year hiatus, we have witnessed a large number of executions," stressing Brussels' opposition to the death penalty, which is considered "inconsistent with human dignity and the right to life because it constitutes inhuman and degrading treatment." It has no proven deterrent effect. ”


First woman to be executed federally in 70 years

Russia Today, citing the French newspaper Le Figaro, indicated that Montgomery was the first woman to be executed at the US federal level in nearly 70 years.


This is one of the rare times that the European Union criticizes an issue related to "human rights" in the United States of America.


The Supreme Court in the United States had canceled a decision to suspend the execution of Lisa Montgomery, convicted of killing a pregnant woman in 2004, despite what doctors were saying that she was suffering from damage to brain cells and psychological problems.


Execution by lethal injection

The death sentence was issued against Montgomery in mid-October, and the US Department of Justice announced that Montgomery's execution will take place on December 8, and that the death sentence will be carried out by lethal injection in Indiana.

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