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Iran: Capital Punishment

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 71970, tabled on 25 April 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Government of Iran on the use of the death penalty in that country.

Answered on

27 April 2017

The UK opposes the use of the death penalty in all circumstances and regularly raise our objections at senior levels with the Iranian government, both bilaterally and through the EU. The Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary have both set out our concerns with their counterparts, as has our Ambassador in Tehran. I have also discussed concerns over Iran’s human rights record with Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister and Iran’s Ambassador to the UK.