Iran – France condemns the execution of an Iranian man following his participation in protests (8 december 2022)


France utterly condemns today’s execution of an Iranian man who was sentenced to death following his participation in ongoing protests in Iran. His execution is yet another instance of the serious, unacceptable violations of fundamental rights and freedoms committed by the Iranian authorities.

France reiterates its unwavering opposition to the death penalty everywhere and in all circumstances. France remains resolutely committed to the universal abolition of this unjust, inhumane punishment.

France reiterates its commitment to the freedom to protest peacefully and its strongest possible condemnation of the crackdown against Iranian women and men who are engaging in protests. Their aspirations toward greater freedom and the respect of their rights are legitimate and must be heard.