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Feroz Abbasi

Volume 409: debated on Friday 18 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will request from the US Administration a statement of the evidence against Mr. Feroz Abbasi. [125496]

It is not our practice to comment on evidence against any individual, which may or may not be used in criminal proceedings (Exemption 4a of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information applies). Any evidence received would be passed to the prosecuting authorities as appropriate.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government has asked for the extradition of Mr. Feroz Abbasi. [125497]

It is not the practice of the Government to comment on whether an extradition request may be made in any individual case. Exemption 4a of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information applies.