Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 19th July 2017.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Labour, Hornsey and Wood Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Saudi Arabian counterpart on that country's use of the death penalty.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

‚ÄčThe Saudi Arabian Government is well aware of our views on the use of the death penalty, which we make known both privately and publicly. The British Government raises its concerns on the death penalty and other human rights issues at Ministerial and official level.

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