Islamic State ‘Beatles’ duo: UK ‘will not block death penalty’

Source: BBC News

The UK would not oppose the use of the death penalty if two alleged Islamic state members were extradited to the US, the home secretary says.

In a letter leaked to the Telegraph, Sajid Javid said he would seek no assurances about the sentences.


Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, from west London, were captured in Syria in January.

Labour said the UK had “unilaterally abandoned” its opposition to the death penalty.

For years Britain sought assurances from foreign governments that the death penalty would not be used in cases where the UK provided information or extradited suspects.

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Categories: Europe, ISIS, The Muslim Times, UK

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