Monday 23 July 2018 / 8:55 AM Shami Chakrabarti

Sajid Javid appears to have secretly and unilaterally abandoned Britain’s opposition to the death penalty – Chakrabarti

Shami Chakrabarti, Labour’s Shadow Attorney General, responding to Sajid Javid abandoning Britain’s opposition to the death penalty to allow members of the “Beatles” group of Isil terrorists to be sent to America, said:

“Sajid Javid appears to have secretly and unilaterally abandoned Britain’s opposition to the death penalty. By doing so he is not just playing with the lives of these particular terrorists but those of other Britons – including potentially innocent ones – all over the world.

“Just as we should be persuading countries like the US and Iran to drop the death penalty, Sajid Javid appears to be encouraging this grave human rights abuse.”