United States - Execution of Marvin Wilson (August 8, 2012)
France condemns yesterday’s execution, in Texas, of Marvin Wilson, who was mentally impaired.
His execution runs counter to internationally established guarantees protecting the rights of people who are eligible for the death penalty, including the principle of not executing individuals who are mentally impaired.
France reaffirms its opposition to the death penalty throughout the world and in all circumstances. Abolishing the death penalty is crucial to the protection of human dignity.
France continues to strive for the universal abolition of capital punishment by seeking a worldwide moratorium on executions, the first step toward accomplishing this objective.