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Argentina (Imprisoned Journalists)

Volume 25: debated on Friday 18 June 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will ensure that before the repatriation of Argentine prisoners of war arrangements will be made with the Argentine Government to release British journalists currently in custody.

We have already asked the Swiss embassy in Buenos Aires to express to the Argentine Government our expectations that, in the context of our willingness to begin repatriating prisoners as soon as possible, the three British correspondents who are being held by the Argentines will now be released.