Mauritania: Capital Punishment:Written question - 22606

Asked by Hilary Benn
(Leeds Central)

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Asked on: 14 January 2016
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Mauritania: Capital Punishment
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Mauritanian government of the death sentence imposed for apostasy on Mohamed Mkhaitir in that country.
Answered by: Mr Philip Hammond
Answered on: 19 January 2016

The UK’s Head of Mission participated in an EU Heads of Mission meeting with the Mauritanian Prime Minister in December, which the Minister of Justice also attended.

Mr Mkhaitir’s case was specifically raised by the delegation, who were assured by the Minister of Justice that his case was under appeal and that Mauritania continues to hold a moratorium on the death penalty.

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