Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 4th February 2005.

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Photo of Angus Robertson Angus Robertson Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs under whose authority Amir Al-Saadi has been detained since his surrender in April 2003; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Denis MacShane Denis MacShane Minister of State (Europe), Foreign & Commonwealth Office

The Multi-National Forces in Iraq have the authority (in accordance with Security Council resolution 1546) to intern individuals who are deemed to pose an imperative threat to security. Dr. Al-Saadi was held by the US until his release on 18 January 2005.

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