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Zimbabwe: Human Rights

House of Lords written question – answered on 4th June 2007.

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Photo of Lord Maginnis of Drumglass Lord Maginnis of Drumglass Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have made representations to the Government of Zimbabwe concerning the human rights of Simon Mann, in light of recent reports that he may be deported from Zimbabwe to Equatorial Guinea.

Photo of Lord Triesman Lord Triesman Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

We are aware that the Equatorial Guinean authorities are seeking Simon Mann's extradition from Zimbabwe. We are providing full consular assistance to Mr Mann and his next of kin in the UK and will remain in contact with them as legal proceedings progress. Our embassy in Harare has raised our concerns over the human rights aspects of this case with the Zimbabwean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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