Political Prisoners: British Nationals Abroad

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 28th November 2018.

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Photo of Daniel Kawczynski Daniel Kawczynski Conservative, Shrewsbury and Atcham

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on the unconditional release of UK citizens detained as political prisoners overseas.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

​'Support for British nationals abroad: A Guide' available online describes the consular assistance that can be provided to British nationals detained overseas. We aim to provide assistance according to individual circumstances and local conditions. We can, where appropriate and with the individual's consent, intervene in cases where British nationals are alleged not to have been treated in line with internationally-accepted human rights.

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