House of Lords written question – answered on 21st January 2014.

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Photo of Baroness Goudie Baroness Goudie Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have received on Parliamentary Speaker Shwe Mann's alleged involvement in human rights abuses in Burma.

Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Senior Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Jointly with the Department for Communities and Local Government), Senior Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Faith and Communities) (also in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

We have not directly received information regarding human rights abuses that involve Parliamentary Speaker Shwe Mann. However, we are aware of open source reporting that points to allegations of human rights abuses during his military career.

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