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Execution of American journalist Steven Sotloff

Execution of American journalist Steven Sotloff

Published on September 3, 2014
Communiqué by the Presidency of the Republic
Paris, September 2, 2014

President Hollande condemns with outrage the horrific execution – if it is confirmed - of American journalist Steven Sotloff, kidnapped in Aleppo in 2013 by Islamic State terrorists.

This barbaric act, following the execution of another journalist, James Foley, reveals the despicable nature of this jihadist organization which threatens freedoms and knows only terror.

President Hollande expresses his wholehearted solidarity with the family and friends of this foreign correspondent.

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