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Source: United Kingdom
7 October 2016

Press release

Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood condemns death sentence issued in Gaza

Minister for the Middle East, Tobias Ellwood, condemns death sentence issued in Gaza

Minister Ellwood, said:

"I condemn the death sentence issued in Gaza on 5 October. This is the first time a Palestinian court has issued a death sentence against a woman and adds to a worrying trend of increasing use of the death penalty in Gaza since the start of this year.

"It is the long-standing position of the UK to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances. We have repeatedly called for the de-facto authorities in Gaza to respect the Palestinian Authority’s moratorium on implementation of the death penalty."

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