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Minister Ellwood statement on death sentence issued in Gaza

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

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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.

Published 7 October 2016