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Simon Mann

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 25th 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 pursuant to the answer of 18 February 2008, Official Report, column 180W, on Simon Mann, what the reasons are for his view that the (a) threat and (b) use of sanctions against Equatorial Guinea would be incompatible with securing the welfare of Simon Mann.

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

holding answer 22 February 2008

As stated in my written answer to the hon. Member on 18 February 2008, Hansard, column 180W, the Government'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.

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