23 Jul 2018

Government won’t try to block death penalty for alleged IS jihadis

Ministers have denied that the government has changed Britain’s policy on the death penalty, after a furious backlash over the fate of two alleged British jihadis who could face execution if they were extradited to the United States. It’s emerged that Sajid Javid decided not to object to the death penalty in the case of Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, accused of being part of a miltiant Islamic State gang notorious for murdering western hostages.