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July 23, 2018

UK to US: We've Captured Two of ISIS' Most Savage Murderers. We Can't Execute Them Under Our Laws; But Say, Were You to Take Over the Prosecution, You Could Execute Them. Would You... Mind?

They're not saying they want us to kill them. They're just saying they won't make waves if we decided that that's what we should do.

The story was broken by The Telegraph:

Britain has secretly abandoned its blanket opposition to the death penalty and Guantanamo Bay to allow two notorious members of the "Beatles" group of Isil terrorists to be sent to America, The Telegraph can reveal.

Documents seen by this newspaper reveal that the UK Government has agreed to hand over intelligence to help prosecute the captured jihadists Alexanda Kotey and Shafee El-Sheikh, who both held British citizenship, in the US courts.

In a letter sent by Sajid Javid to Jeff Sessions, the US Attorney General, the Home Secretary says that Britain will demand no "assurances" that the pair will not be executed in America.

This doesn't represent a major rethinking on the death penalty by Britain. It seems like just a small, keep-it-quiet acknowledgement that even a government that opposes the death penalty has to admit that sometimes it is well-deserved.


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