Saudi Arabia – Execution of Mohammed Omar Khan (Janvier 25, 2013)



France condemns the beheading on January 23 in Saudi Arabia of Afghan citizen Mohammed Omar Khan. France again expresses its grave concern at the rate of executions in Saudi Arabia. This is the 6th person to be executed in 2 weeks.

France is campaigning for the universal abolition of the death penalty and intends to be at the forefront of this struggle. As Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, reaffirmed, France expresses its firm and constant opposition to the death penalty everywhere and under all circumstances. It again urges Saudi Arabia to put an end to the executions and to establish a moratorium.