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Niranjan Rasalingam

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of Paul Scully Paul Scully Conservative, Sutton and Cheam

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Burmese authorities on the prison sentence handed down to Niranjan Rasalingham; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mark Field Mark Field Minister of State

​We have raised Mr Niranjan's case with the Burmese government on a number of occasions, including seeking clarity on the prison sentence handed down, and will continue to do so when appropriate. While we cannot directly intervene in the judicial process of another country, we will remain in close contact with Mr Niranjan and his lawyer as he decides what steps he wishes to take next and we will continue to provide consular assistance.

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