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Asylum Seekers

House of Lords written question – answered on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are making representations to the Government of the United States concerning the alleged refusal of due process, over claims of abduction, false imprisonment and torture in the cases of Binyam Mohamed, Maher Arar and Khaled el-Masri.

Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (International Energy Policy)

The Government made representations to the United States of America Government seeking the release to the UK from Guantanamo Bay of British nationals, and, exceptionally, former legal UK residents, including Binyam Mohamed. However, it would not be appropriate to make representations regarding the judicial decisions made in the cases named in this question.

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