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Nigeria: Capital Punishment

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 4803, tabled on 30 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the government of Nigeria on the recent sentencing to death of nine people for blasphemy in that country; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

6 July 2015

We are aware of this case. It is the longstanding policy of the UK to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances as a matter of principle: We continue to regularly raise these concerns with the Government of Nigeria and will continue to press them to abolish the death penalty.

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