On Saturday, the European Union denounced in the strongest terms Iran’s execution of Ruhollah Zam, who is a former opposition personality accused of involvement in 2017 demonstrations.
A statement from the EU’s External Action Service related: The European Union condemns this act in the strongest terms and recalls once again its irrevocable opposition to the use of capital punishment under any circumstances.
It also said: It is also imperative for the Iranian authorities to uphold the due process rights of accused individuals and to cease the practice of using televised confessions to establish and promote their guilt.
In fact, Zam was accused with corruption on earth, which constitutes one of the most serious offenses under Iranian law, and he condemned to death in June.
In July, State TV made an interview with him. He said that he believed in reformism until he was arrested in 2009 during demonstrations against the opposed re-election of ultra-conservative president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
On its part, the EU related that the death punishment was a cruel and inhuman punishment that did nothing to deter crime. It also said: The European Union calls on Iran to refrain from any future executions and to pursue a consistent policy towards the abolition of the death penalty.