USA: Rights of Accused

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 13th February 2019.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they have made to the government of the United States about (1) the sentencing, age and state of health of Krishna Maharaj, and (2) the detention of Saifullah Paracha, who is reportedly in poor health, in Guantanamo Bay without charge or trial.

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Her Majesty’s Government has made numerous representations to the United States government over a number of years about Mr Maharaj’s case, most recently when our Ambassador, Sir Kim Darroch wrote to the Attorney General of the United States, Jeff Sessions, on 13 February 2018.

The UK's long-standing position remains that the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay should close. We continue to engage with the US government on this issue, as we do on a range of national security issues.

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