Lib Dems: Tory government prepared to sacrifice people to the electric chair

Parliamentary news
A Liberal Democrat amendment which would have prohibited UK authorities sharing data with overseas agencies where the death penalty could be imposed was rejected by the Conservatives. Speaking in the House of Lords, Liberal Democrat Home Affairs Spokesperson in the Lords Brian Paddick accused the Conservative Government of being “prepared to sacrifice people to the electric chair in America if that is what it takes to secure the kind of agreement this Bill covers.” The amendment to the Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill was defeated in the House of Lords by just 19 votes. Speaking after the vote, Lord Paddick added: “The UK has long been committed to eradicating the death penalty wherever it exists in the world. An important part of that commitment is that we only help other countries to prosecute criminals if we…
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