The UK will allow two of its former citizens, who have been have been stripped of their British passports after joining the Islamic State, being extradited to the United States despite the fact that the two men may be executed or imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay, the UK’s Telegraph has reported.
The British government’s policy has previously been one of blanket opposition to both the death penalty and detention of terror suspects at the military prison camp in Cuba.
In a leaked letter obtained by the newspaper, UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid, promised U.S Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Britain would not seek any reassurances about how the two men would be sentenced but that this does not mark a change in the UK’s policy.
Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh both went to Syria to join the Islamic State and became part of a gang of four British Jihadi’s who tortured and executed Western prisoners, often by beheading before uploading videos of the atrocities online, the BBC reported.
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