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Pakistan: Terrorism

Volume 475: debated on Friday 16 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 8 May 2008, Official Report, column 1105W, on Pakistan: Terrorism, (1) in how many of the six cases British consular access was (a) requested and (b) granted; (206054)

(2) in how many of the six cases the detainee complained of mistreatment.

Of these six cases, two were mono British nationals and four were dual British/Pakistani nationals. We sought consular access to the two mono British nationals and were given full consular access in one case. We have also requested, but are yet to be given, consular access to one dual national on exceptional grounds in accordance with our published policy on the death penalty.

Of the six cases mentioned, four have alleged mistreatment whilst in Pakistani custody.