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Yemen: Capital Punishment

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 20th February 2019.

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Photo of Keith Vaz Keith Vaz Labour, Leicester East

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of people sentenced to death in Yemen in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017 and (d) 2018.

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)

Our lack of access and presence on the ground make it difficult to assess the number of people sentenced to death in Yemen. The UK's position on the use of the death penalty is longstanding and clear; we oppose its use in all circumstances and countries.

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