When we are notified of a British national’s arrest or detention overseas, in any circumstance, we aim to contact them as soon as possible to assess how we can help. We then aim to provide assistance according to their individual circumstances and local conditions. This includes ensuring they have access to legal advice and medical assistance if needed. We take all allegations or concerns of torture and mistreatment very seriously and will follow up with action appropriate to the circumstances of the case. This can include increasing the frequency of our visits, considering support for a transfer if the detainee wishes to move to another wing or facility, and, with their permission, raising concerns with the local authorities.