asked Her Majesty's Government:
What representations they have made to the Government of Sudan following the police raid of the International Non-Governmental Organisations compound in Nyala, which led to the arrest and assault of 20 people who had gathered for a social function. [HL1620]
My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for International Development issued a statement on 26 January condemning the very serious abuse that UN and non-governmental organisations humanitarian agencies were subjected to in Nyala by the Sudanese police and security forces and calling on the Government of Sudan to bring those responsible to account. Our embassy in Khartoum delivered a protest about the incident to the Government of Sudan on 29 January.