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Iran: Capital Punishment

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL1312, tabled on 28 June 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran about the execution of prisoners held in Ilam, Kirmanshah and Urmia; and what assessment they have made of (1) the murders in 2018 and 2021 of Qadir Qadiri and Mousa Babakhani, and (2) the car-bombing of Akbar Sinjabi in Erbil, all members of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran.

Answered on

11 July 2022

The British Government opposes the use of the death penalty in all circumstances and we have repeatedly condemned its use, including in Iran. Representations are also frequently made to the Iranian government with regards to Human Rights more broadly. We continue to take action with the international community to urge Iran to improve its poor human rights record.

On the deaths of the KDP-I members, we understand the relevant Iraqi authorities secured convictions in the case of Qadir Qadiri and have initiated an investigation into the car explosion in Erbil on 6 June 2022. The British Government takes any allegations of extrajudicial killings extremely seriously.