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50th anniversary of the last UK execution

British Deputy High Commissioner in Colombo explains the UK’s view on the death penalty.

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Laura Davies, British Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives
Laura Davies, British Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives

The last executions in the UK took place on 13 August 1964.

British Deputy High Commissioner explains the UK’s view on the death penalty and expresses the hope that Sri Lanka and the Maldives remove death penalty from their respective legislation.

British Deputy High Commissioner in Colombo explains the UK’s view on the death penalty

Published 13 August 2014