Israa al-Ghomgham

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the trial of Israa al-Ghomgham.

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)

We are closely monitoring Ms Ghomgham’s case and those of other activists. Diplomats request permission to attend trial sessions and will continue to do so. We continue to raise our concerns on human rights with the Saudi authorities in private.

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