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Simon Mann

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 7th February 2008.

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Photo of Mark Pritchard Mark Pritchard Conservative, The Wrekin

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will hold discussions with the Government of Equatorial Guinea on improving prison conditions for Simon Mann.

Photo of Meg Munn Meg Munn Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

In line with consular policy we are seeking urgent consular access to visit Mr. Mann in prison. We will consider what further action may be appropriate once we have spoken to Mr. Mann.

In seeking permission for a consular visit to Mr. Mann, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has underlined, to the Government of Equatorial Guinea, their obligations as a State Party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Article 10 of the Covenant states that all persons deprived of their liberty shall be treated with humanity and with respect for inherent dignity of the human person.

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