Saudi Arabia - Executions – Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesman (Paris, 3 January 2016)
France utterly deplores Saudi Arabia’s execution of 47 people on Saturday, including a Shia religious leader.
France recalls its staunch opposition to the death penalty, everywhere and in all circumstances.
It calls on the region’s leaders to do everything in their power to avoid the exacerbation of sectarian and religious tensions.
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