Saudi Arabia - Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing (25 April 2019)


Riyadh is under fire following the execution of 37 Saudis for “terrorism.” An EU spokesperson raised “serious doubts about respect for the right to a fair trial” and highlighted the risk of sectarian tensions in this country. What is France’s response?

We share the serious concerns expressed by the spokesperson for the European External Action Service and several European partners regarding these executions. France is opposed to the death penalty under all circumstances and in all places, including Saudi Arabia.