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Egypt: Children

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL2078, tabled on 15 July 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Egypt about children being given preliminary death sentences in that country.

Answered on

29 July 2021

The United Kingdom strongly opposes the death penalty in all countries and in all circumstances, as a matter of principle. This is especially the case for juveniles. This is in line with the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Arab Charter on Human Rights. We continue to raise human rights concerns, including the death penalty, with the Egyptian authorities, both privately and in forums such as the UN Human Rights Council. Following recent cases the Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa made clear to the Egyptian Government, at a senior level, our serious concern about the use of the death penalty.