Home Office to suspend cooperation with US until resolution of case brought by suspect’s mother

The Home Office is to suspend cooperation with the US over the possible prosecution of two alleged Isis executioners until a legal challenge launched by the mother of one of the men to quash a decision not to seek assurances over the use of the death penalty is resolved, lawyers have said.

The mother of El Shafee Elsheikh has lodged an emergency claim against a decision by the UK government to provide evidence to support a prosecution in the US against her son and co-accused, Alexanda Kotey, without seeking an assurance that the death penalty will not be used against them if convicted.

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