Syria – Death sentences for Michel Kilo and Faisal al-Qassem (July 30, 2015)


France condemns the death sentences handed down by the Syrian court for the eminent intellectual Michel Kilo and the journalist Faisal al-Qassem.

These decisions are the latest in a long line of sentences for dissidents, journalists and human rights activists by a justice system that flouts fundamental rights.

France reiterates its call for the immediate release of the thousands of people, including women and children, detained arbitrarily by the Syrian regime. It renews its support for all those who courageously continue to denounce human rights violations in Syria and champion the right to information.