Egypt: Capital Punishment:Written question - 15016

(Islington South and Finsbury)
Asked on: 12 February 2020
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Egypt: Capital Punishment
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Egyptian counterpart on the use of the death penalty in that country.
Answered by: James Cleverly
Answered on: 27 February 2020

It remains a long-standing policy of the United Kingdom to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances as a matter of principle. The Government of Egypt is well aware of our position on this issue. We continue to raise human rights concerns, including on the death penalty, with the Egyptian authorities, both privately and in forums such as the UN Humans Rights Council. Most recently, on 20 January, we raised human rights with the Egyptian delegation at a senior level in the margins of the UK-Africa Investment Summit. We have also raised our concerns through our contribution to Egypt's Universal Periodic Review in November 2019. The Foreign Secretary recently raised human rights issues with his Egyptian counterpart at the UK-Africa Investment Summit.

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