Iran: Capital Punishment

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 15th January 2021.

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Photo of Imran Ahmad Khan Imran Ahmad Khan Conservative, Wakefield

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Iranian counterpart on the executions of people in that country for crimes committed when under the age of 18.

Photo of James Cleverly James Cleverly Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The UK Government is firmly opposed to the death penalty in all circumstances and in every country, including Iran, especially in cases that do not meet the minimum standards defined by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. This includes the execution of minors. We have repeatedly made clear to Iran, both in public and in private, our opposition to the use of the death penalty and will continue to do so.

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