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Simon Mann

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 18th February 2008.

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Photo of Julian Lewis Julian Lewis Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reasons he has been given for the refusal by the Government of Equatorial Guinea of access to Simon Mann by (a) lawyers and (b) UK diplomats.

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

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.

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