Liberal Democrats demand Johnson's government must stand up to use of death penalty abroad

January 9, 2020 3:08 PM

Alistair CarmichaelSpeaking after the re-imposition of death penalties for Bahraini prisoners Mohammed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Alistair Carmichael said:

"The death penalty is an abhorrent affront to fundamental human rights. The UK must oppose its use anywhere in the world.

"It is vital that Boris Johnson's government do all they can to ensure that the draconian sentences re-imposed on Ramadhan and Moosa are not upheld on appeal.

"The UK is a signatory to an international convention against the death penalty and we must do all we can to secure meaningful reforms in Bahrain and other nations so that the death penalty is abolished globally."