Phi Wire Hand Picked Politics - Live

  • Jonathan Calder | Liberal Democrats apologise to Chris Rennard for mishandlinginvestigation

    • source icon
    • 22:08
  • Ian Birrell | Party funding: there is an alternative to murky donations from thesuper-rich | I...

    • source icon
    • 19:04
  • Lord Ashcroft | Long term economic plan for hard working people in a cost of living crisis

    • source icon
    • 18:19
  • Stephen Pollard | Does Ed M really think telling voters they've been too shallow to support him so...

    • source icon
    • 18:07
  • Ian Jack | The Commonwealth Games opening ceremony: just the right side of kitsch| Ian Jack

    • source icon
    • 18:00
  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

Press Release Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Press Releases

FCO: Minister for Europe condemns Belarus executions

Speaking today following the execution of two men in Belarus, the Foreign Office Minister for Europe, David Lidington, said:

"I am deeply concerned by Belarus' decision to carry out the death penalty on two of its citizens, Dzmitry Kanavalaw and Uladzislaw Kavalyow. The UK strongly condemns all terrorism and deplores the deaths and injuries suffered in the bombing of the Minsk Metro on 11 April 2011. However independent reports have raised serious and credible concerns over the standard of evidence and fairness of the trial that led to the conviction of these two men for involvement in the bombing.

"The UK opposes the death penalty in all circumstances as a matter of principle and any miscarriage of justice leading to the death penalty is of course irreversible and irreparable. I strongly urge Belarus to introduce a moratorium on executions immediately and work towards the abolition of the death penalty, bringing it into line with its partners in Europe and the former Soviet region."



Latest on Europe & EU