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FCO condemns death sentence of British national in Pakistan

Senior Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi condemns death sentence of British national in Pakistan.

Senior Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi said:

We are aware that Mohammed Asghar, a British national, was yesterday sentenced to death by a court in Rawalpindi in Pakistan. It is the longstanding policy of Her Majesty’s Government to oppose the death penalty in all circumstances as a matter of principle. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been providing consular support to Mr Asghar, and we will be raising our concerns in the strongest possible terms with the Pakistani government.

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