Saudi Arabia - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (23.08.18)


Q – The death penalty was demanded for five human rights activists in Saudi Arabia. Do you have any comment?

A – Our position to the death penalty, along with that of our European partners, is well known: France opposes the death penalty everywhere and in all circumstances. It is resolutely, staunchly committed to the universal abolition of this unjust, inhuman, ineffective punishment. It calls on all nations that still have the death penalty to establish a moratorium on it ahead of its definitive abolition.