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FCO welcomes US decision to refer British national death sentence for further consideration

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Hugo Swire welcomes US decision to refer Linda Carty’s case for further consideration. The UK opposes the death penalty in all circumstances.

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Hugo Swire said:

The British Government welcomes the Appeal Court’s decision to refer Linda Carty’s case back to the District Court for further consideration. We have concerns about Ms Carty’s case and have regularly raised this issue with the relevant authorities.

We will continue to provide consular assistance to Ms Carty through the next stage of the legal process.

As is well known, the British Government opposes the death penalty in all circumstances.

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Published 26 February 2015