Execution of Navid Afkari – Communiqué of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs (13 September 2020)


France condemns the execution of Navid Afkari in Iran on 12 September 2020.

France recalls its commitment to the freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful demonstration as well as the right to a fair trial.

It reiterates its steadfast opposition to the death penalty in all places and under all circumstances. France remains determinedly committed to the universal abolition of this unjust, inhuman and ineffective punishment. It calls for all States which continue to apply the death penalty to establish a moratorium with a view to its definitive abolition.