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Saudi Arabia: Executions — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:36 pm on 1st February 2016.

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Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State 2:36 pm, 1st February 2016

My Lords, during his visit, Tobias Ellwood had meetings with members of the National Society for Human Rights, the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and members of the Shura Council. He also met advisers, so he covered a wide variety of people with whom he could have this conversation. Naturally, as I explained in my Answer, we prefer to make our points in a private environment. The Saudi Arabian Government and others in Saudi Arabia are clear that we will not stop coming forward with our views on each and every case where someone has been arrested and faces the death penalty.