Iran – France condemns execution of another demonstrator (23 January 2024)


France utterly condemns today’s execution of Mohammad Ghobadlou, sentenced to death following his participation in demonstrations in Iran.

France reiterates its steadfast opposition to the death penalty, everywhere and in all circumstances, and its commitment to the universal abolition of this unjust and inhumane punishment.

This execution adds to the many other serious and unacceptable violations of fundamental rights and freedoms committed by the Iranian authorities. France has denounced these numerous times, publicly and directly to the Iranian authorities and with its partners in the European Union, which has adopted sanctions against those responsible for the brutal crackdown in Iran, conducted in violation of Iran’s international human rights commitments.

The execution of demonstrators cannot serve as a response to the Iranian people’s legitimate aspirations to freedom.

Along with its European Union partners, France calls on the Iranian authorities to halt these executions and listen to the Iranian people’s legitimate aspirations.