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Avocats Sans Frontières France condamne l'exécution d'une Nigériane en Arabie Saoudite

Avocats Sans Frontières France condemns the execution of a Nigerian woman in Saudi Arabia

Avocats Sans Frontières France (ASF France) condemns the execution of a Nigerian woman by the Saudi government for drug related offences on Monday April 2, 2019.

She was reportedly executed alongside two Pakistani and a Yemeni.

ASF France urges on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to refrain from further executions. It recalls that drug related offences do not fall within the ambits of the ‘most serious offences’ under international law and urges the Saudi government to repeal the death penalty from its statutes book and especially for drug related offences.

It also urges the Nigerian government and mission in Saudi to ensure full adherence and respect of the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations for the about 20 Nigerians facing the death penalty in Saudi Arabia. This is to ensure these Nigerians receive effective legal representation and fair trials accorded them.

ASF France also uses this opportunity to call on the Nigerian government to review its own laws prescribing the death penalty if other countries like Saudi Arabia are to take seriously the call of the Nigerian government to refrain from executing its nationals.

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For further enquiries please contact:
- ASF France Head of Office – +234 (0) 9059560911

office.nigeria@avocatssansfrontieres-france.org

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