Suspected murder of Croatian hostage "despicable" - Minister

Terrorism/Croatian hostage – Statement by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Paris, 12 August 2015

I was horrified to learn of the announcement by the terrorist group Daesh [ISIL] of the execution of a Croatian hostage. If confirmed, this despicable murder will demonstrate once again the cowardly and barbaric nature of this terrorist organization.

I express my wholehearted solidarity to the Croatian government and people and to Mr Salopek’s family.

France condemns terrorism in all forms and stands alongside Croatia and Egypt in the fight against this scourge./.

Published on 13/08/2015

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