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Pakistan – Execution of Muhammad Hussain (November 15, 2012)

France condemns the execution in Pakistan of Muhammad Hussain, which puts an end to the moratorium on the death penalty observed by the Pakistani government for 5 years. This decision is a step backward in terms of Pakistan’s progress toward greater respect for human rights.

While more than 7,000 prisoners in Pakistan are awaiting execution, France calls on the Pakistani government to immediately reinstate this moratorium and to initiate a debate on the abolition of the death penalty, which is a cruel, inhuman and degrading form of punishment.

As the minister of foreign affairs stated at the launch of the global campaign for the universal abolition of the death penalty, France reaffirms its firm and constant opposition to the death penalty everywhere and under all circumstances.


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