Capital Punishment

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 26th July 2017.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Labour, Chesterfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people executed in each country by the government of that country in each year since 2010.

Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State

The UK opposes the death penalty in all circumstances and we make our opposition well known at the highest levels to countries which continue to apply it. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office works closely with leading human rights organisations to promote abolition of the death penalty globally. The FCO draws on data from Amnesty International which reports on the numbers of executions worldwide in a series of Annual Reports on the Death penalty, available at its website: www.amnesty.org

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