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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:35 am on 18th June 2015.

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Photo of Stewart McDonald Stewart McDonald Scottish National Party, Glasgow South 10:35 am, 18th June 2015

The case of the Saudi blogger, Raif Badawi, is well known in this House. I have had a look back at some statements made by Government Ministers since 2010, and in response to the questions and statements, no Minister of this Government or the previous one has ever said without equivocation that Mr Badawi should be set free. We should be joining Sweden in calling for just that. May we have a statement from the Government on this urgent issue?