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Volume 927: debated on Friday 11 March 1977

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asked the Attorney-General (1) whether he will make it his policy following the liberation of Zimbabwe to institute proceedings against those in authority in the rebel régime responsible for the sentencing and hanging of Africans engaged in the liberation struggle;(2) whether he will introduce measures to prosecute for treason those Britons who join and fight in the forces of the rebel regime in Southern Rhodesia.

Each case will be considered on its merits, regard being had to the evidence available, the question whether any person concerned is within the jurisdiction of the courts of this country, and the public interest.