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Saudi Arabia

Volume 409: debated on Friday 18 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British citizens are imprisoned in Saudi Arabia; which individual has been imprisoned the longest; how long he has been in prison; and of what charge he has been convicted. [125415]

Currently there are eight British citizens in prison in Saudi Arabia. Of these, the longest serving is Mohammed Chaudhry, who has been detained since June 1999 on charges of negligence.