Beheading of Rizana Nafeek: Declaration of the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 9th January 2013 [fr]
France condemns the beheading on January 9 in Saudi Arabia of Rizana Nafeek, a young Sri Lankan citizen, who was a minor when the crime occurred.
France is campaigning for the universal abolition of the death penalty and is taking many initiatives in this area.
As Mr. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, reaffirmed, France expresses its firm and constant opposition to the death penalty everywhere and under all circumstances. It urges Saudi Arabia to put an end to the executions and to establish a moratorium.