[holding answer 12 January 2009]: Two of the four British nationals alleged that they were ill-treated at the time of their release. However, we have no record of them pursuing the matter with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Consular access was requested in all four cases.
Consular access was granted to the two individuals detained in Bangladesh. Consular access was granted only to the two individuals detained in Syria at the end of their periods of detention, immediately prior to their deportation.
We can neither confirm nor deny whether other UK officials met any of these individuals to discuss non-consular matters.