Iran: Capital Punishment

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 13th February 2017.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers Conservative, Chipping Barnet

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Iranian Government condemning the use of the death penalty in that country.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

We regularly raise human rights with the Iranians at all levels and we continue to take action with the international community to press Iran to improve its poor record on all human rights issues. The British Government is firmly opposed to the death penalty in all circumstances and in every country, including Iran. We have made clear to Iran our opposition to the use of the death penalty. I raised the death penalty during my visit to Tehran on 18 January 2017.

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