Press release

HMA Westmacott's statement on the execution of Edgar Tamayo

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Ambassador Westmacott comments on the execution of Edgar Tamayo.

Ambassador Westmacott
Ambassador Westmacott

“I am saddened to learn that Edgar Tamayo, a Mexican national, has been executed in Texas. The British Government opposes the death penalty in all circumstances. We also take the issue of consular notification very seriously. Like Secretary of State John Kerry, we were concerned that the Mexican authorities were not notified of Mr Tamayo’s arrest, in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Consular relations.”

Published 23 January 2014