France deplores execution of Troy Davis in US
France on Thursday deplored the execution of Troy Davis in Georgia, in the southeastern United States, reaffirming its opposition to capital punishment, a foreign ministry spokesman said.
"France deplored the execution, on September 21 2011, in the state of Georgia, of Mr Troy David," the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Troy was executed by lethal injection on Wednesday after a last-ditch legal bid to save him in the US courts failed.
"We strongly deplore that the numerous appeals for clemency were not heeded," the foreign ministry spokesman said
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