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Abdullah al-Huwaiti

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL349, tabled on 18 May 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will call for clemency for Abdullah al Howaiti in Saudi Arabia.

Answered on

2 June 2021

The United Kingdom strongly opposes the death penalty in all countries and in all circumstances, as a matter of principle. The Saudi authorities are well aware of the UK's opposition to the use of the death penalty. We reiterated our opposition to the death penalty in Saudi Arabia in a joint statement at the UN Human Rights Council on 15 September.

We regularly raise our concerns about the use of the death penalty, including individual cases with the Saudi Arabian authorities and we will continue to do so. The Minister for the Middle East and North Africa raised the use of the death penalty with the Human Rights Commission during his visit to Saudi Arabia on 24 May 2021.