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Death penalty – Moratorium on executions in the state of Washington (United States) (February 13, 2014)

France welcomes the introduction of an official moratorium on executions in the state of Washington in the United States. This courageous decision reaffirms that the death penalty cannot be a form of justice. Twenty-five American states no longer use the death penalty.

France reaffirms its constant opposition to the use of the death penalty, everywhere and under all circumstances.

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