Statement on the death of Canadian John Ridsdel [fr]
Statement of Mr. Jean-Marc Ayrault, French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, on the death of Canadian citizen John Ridsdel (April 25, 2016)
I was extremely saddened to learn of the appalling murder in the Philippines of Canadian citizen John Ridsdel, who had been held hostage by an armed Islamist group.
I extend my heartfelt condolences to his family, the authorities and the Canadian people, on my own behalf and on behalf of France.
We must remain resilient in the face of barbarity so that humanity may prevail.