Mohammed al-Roken

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 11th July 2019.

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Photo of Martyn Day Martyn Day Scottish National Party, Linlithgow and East Falkirk

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Emirati counterpart on the political prisoner Mohammed al-Roken.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK has a strong history of protecting human rights and promoting our values globally. The depth and breadth of our relationship with the United Arab Emirates means we can express concerns on a range of issues in a frank and open way at all levels, and regularly raise human rights issues. We have not made specific representations about Mr al-Roken.

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