EU delegation visits Luzira death-row inmates, promises to support them

By Benjamin Jumbe:

The European Union Ambassador designate to Uganda H. E Attilio PACIFICI has promised to do whatever is possible to support inmates on death row in Uganda.

The commitment was made during a solidarity visit to the inmates on death row at Luzira Maximum Security Prison where he led a delegation of the European Union (EU) Heads of Mission in Uganda.

Meanwhile the Ambassador of France to Uganda, H.E Stephanie RIVOAL, in a message to the female death row inmates said they do not believe in execution, but rather in redemption, arguing that the death penalty does not prevent crime.

The visit was organised in partnership with the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative as part of activities to mark the 15th World Day Against the Death Penalty set for Tuesday next week, under the theme ‚ÄúPoverty and Justice: A deadly mix”.

The delegation included Ambassadors and representatives from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands and the United Kingdom.