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Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 71971, tabled on 25 April 2017

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

Answered on

27 April 2017

‚ÄčThe Government regularly raises the death penalty with the Saudi authorities.

The Government opposes the death penalty in all circumstances and in every country, including Saudi Arabia, especially for crimes other than the most serious and for juveniles, in line Article Six of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Arab Charter on Human Rights.