European Union Welcomes Armenia’s Steps To Abolish The Death Penalty.

Today, the European Union welcomed Armenia’s decision on March 19, to deposit the instrument of ratification on the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, becoming its 89th State party.

As Zartonk Media was informed from the Nabila Massrali, Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, the statement runs as follows,

“While the Armenian Constitution already protects the right to life and prohibits the death penalty, Armenia makes this abolition irreversible with its accession to this protocol,” said Nabila Massrali, the spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in a statement.  

“The EU welcomes this important decision, which is in line with the world trend to abandon the most inhuman and  punishment,” she said.

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