HC Deb 12 July 1999 vol 335 c51W
Mr. Corbyn

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Turkey concerning the death penalty passed on Abdullah Ocalan; and if he will make a statement. [90347]

Ms Quin

We endorse the declaration of 29 June by the EU Presidency, which reflected member states' opposition to capital punishment as a matter of principle, irrespective of the defendant and the offence of which he is convicted. I raised our opposition to capital punishment with senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 7 June, and will do so again during my visit to Turkey this month.

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