Uproar in Britain over possible death penalty in jihadist case

SFGate | 7/23/2018 | By Gregory Katz and Nishat Ahmed
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LONDON — A furor has erupted over leaked documents showing that British officials are not requiring their U.S. counterparts to provide assurances that two alleged British jihadists loyal to the Islamic State group will not be executed if they are eventually put on trial in the United States.

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The Daily Telegraph reported Monday it had seen a letter from Home Secretary Sajid Javid to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions concerning two individuals who have been in custody since their capture in eastern Syria in January.

The men, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, were allegedly part of a notorious cell of British jihadists known for their barbaric treatment of hostages. They got the nickname “the...
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