United States – Execution of two prisoners in Texas (November 14 and 15, 2012)
France condemns the execution on November 14 and 15 in Texas of Ramon Torres Hernandez and Preston Hughes. Texas, which has executed 15 prisoners in 2012 and 492 prisoners since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, is responsible for more than a third of executions in the United States.
France urges the Texas authorities to put an end to the executions, to observe a moratorium and to initiate a debate on the abolition of the death penalty. It reaffirms its constant opposition to the death penalty everywhere and under all circumstances.