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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Simon Mann (22 May 2008)

Meg Munn: holding answer 20 May 2008 Our consul from the British deputy high commission in Lagos was refused consular access to Simon Mann during his last visit to Equatorial Guinea in March. We have expressed our concern to the Equatorial Guinea authorities and are urgently seeking another consular visit. We have not been informed whether Mr. Mann is still being continuously shackled. His welfare...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Simon Mann (28 Apr 2008)

Meg Munn: Our consul from the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos was refused consular access to Simon Mann during his last visit to Equatorial Guinea in March. We have expressed our concern to the Equatorial Guinea authorities and are urgently seeking another consular visit. His welfare remains our primary concern.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Simon Mann (21 Apr 2008)

Meg Munn: Our consul from the British deputy high commission in Lagos was refused consular access to Simon Mann during his last visit to Equatorial Guinea in March 2008. We have expressed our concern to the Equatorial Guinea authorities and are urgently seeking another consular visit. Mr. Mann's welfare remains our primary concern.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Simon Mann (1 Apr 2008)

Meg Munn: Our consul from the British deputy high commission in Lagos was refused consular access to Simon Mann during his last visit to Equatorial Guinea in March. We have expressed our concern to the Equatorial Guinea authorities and are urgently seeking another consular visit. The authorities have offered assurances that Mr. Mann will be treated well whilst in detention. His welfare remains our...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Simon Mann (27 Mar 2008)

Meg Munn: holding answer 25 March 2008 The Equatorial Guinean authorities have told us that Simon Mann is shackled because they deem him to be a terrorist suspect and therefore a high security risk. We do not believe this is a reasonable position for the authorities to take and we have been taking a number of welfare points forward with the authorities, including the fact that Mr. Mann is shackled and...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Simon Mann (27 Mar 2008)

Meg Munn: holding answer 25 March 2008 We have raised specific consular and welfare concerns regarding Simon Mann with the Equatorial Guinean authorities. Our ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, resident in Abuja, met President Obiang on 6 March and raised Mr. Mann's welfare. We will continue to follow these issues up with the Equatorial Guinea authorities.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Simon Mann (27 Mar 2008)

Meg Munn: holding answer 25 March 2008 Our consul from the British deputy high commission in Lagos was refused consular access to Simon Mann during his last visit to Equatorial Guinea in March. We have expressed our concern to the Equatorial Guinea authorities and are urgently seeking another consular visit. The authorities have offered assurances that Mr. Mann will be treated well while in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Topical Questions (25 Mar 2008)

Meg Munn: The Government have made it clear that we expect Simon Mann to be treated in line with internationally recognised standards, which includes in relation to the media. It is correct that our consular officials were refused access last week. We have made clear our concern to the Equatorial Guinean authorities and are urgently seeking access again.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Simon Mann (25 Feb 2008)

Meg Munn: ...'s main concern is for Mr. Mann's immediate welfare. Our objective in dealing with the Equatorial Guinean authorities is to maintain open lines of communication, with a view to regular access to Simon Mann and ensuring that he is treated in line with international standards. We do not believe that sanctions would be conducive to facilitating dialogue with the Equatorial Guinean government.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Equatorial Guinea: Prisoners (21 Feb 2008)

Meg Munn: Simon Mann is currently detained in Black Beach prison in Equatorial Guinea. Our deputy high commission in Lagos provides consular assistance to British nationals in Equatorial Guinea. Our consul in Lagos travelled to Malabo and visited Mr. Mann in prison on 12 February 2008 when his welfare was discussed. We have made clear to the Equatorial Guinean authorities that we expect Mr. Mann to be...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Equatorial Guinea: Prisoners (20 Feb 2008)

Meg Munn: Our consul in Harare last visited Simon Mann in prison there on 22 January. Our deputy high commission in Lagos provides consular assistance to British nationals in Equatorial Guinea. Our consul in Lagos visited Mr. Mann in Black Beach prison on 12 February. My noble Friend the Minister for Africa, Asia and the UN, the right hon. Lord Malloch-Brown, met the Equatorial Guinean ambassador on...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Simon Mann (18 Feb 2008)

Meg Munn: While Simon Mann was in Zimbabwe our embassy in Harare made representations at the highest level to the Zimbabwean authorities that due legal process should be followed, and received assurances that this would be the case. In the event, Simon Mann was removed from Zimbabwe without a further appeal being heard. Once it was confirmed that Mr. Mann had been extradited to Equatorial Guinea, the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Simon Mann (18 Feb 2008)

Meg Munn: The Government have no plans to make representations to the United States in relation to Simon Mann. United States officials visited Simon Mann in Black Beach Prison on 6 February 2008, at the invitation of the Equatorial Guinean authorities. While the visit by the United States afforded an opportunity to check on Mr. Mann's welfare and safety, we nevertheless made clear to the government of...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Simon Mann (18 Feb 2008)

Meg Munn: British consular officials were allowed regular access to Simon Mann during his imprisonment in Harare and any concerns about his conditions were raised directly with the Zimbabwean authorities. British consular officials visited Mr. Mann in prison in Malabo on 12 February. We have no reason to believe he has been mistreated in Equatorial Guinea. We will nevertheless seek to ensure that his...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Simon Mann (18 Feb 2008)

Meg Munn: It is not the Government's practice to disclose whether they have sought legal advice on a particular issue. Simon Mann is subject to legal proceedings under domestic Equatorial Guinean law. The conduct of those proceedings is a matter for Mr. Mann and his lawyers. We continue to provide Mr. Mann with assistance in line with our consular policy.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Simon Mann (18 Feb 2008)

Meg Munn: British consular officials were granted access and visited Simon Mann in prison on 12 February. We will continue to provide Mr. Mann with consular assistance. We have been given assurances by the Equatorial Guinean authorities that Mr. Mann will be free to appoint a lawyer.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Simon Mann (18 Feb 2008)

Meg Munn: Our deputy high commission in Lagos provides consular assistance to British nationals in Equatorial Guinea. Once it was confirmed that Simon Mann was in Equatorial Guinea our consul in Lagos travelled to Malabo and sought immediate consular access to him. We were granted access and visited Mr. Mann in prison on 12 February. Our consul has now returned to Lagos. The consul will make further...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Simon Mann (7 Feb 2008)

Meg Munn: We understand that the Government of Equatorial Guinea provided assurances to the Government of Zimbabwe that the death penalty would not be implemented should Simon Mann be extradited to Equatorial Guinea. The Attorney-General of Equatorial Guinea, Jose Ole Obono, publicly stated on 10 May 2007 that, 'the death penalty will not apply in this case'. We are currently seeking urgent consular...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Simon Mann (3 Jul 2007)

Meg Munn: When a British national is detained overseas, our principal role is to take an interest in their welfare. Consular officials have visited Simon Mann regularly and, where appropriate, raised any concerns with the Zimbabwean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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