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Iran: Torture

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 4th February 2020.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2020 to Question 6740, what representations he has made to his Iranian counterpart on the torture of non-Iranian dual-national British citizens who have been illegally imprisoned in that country in the last 12 months.

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

​If a UK dual-national is detained in a third country, the UK can, if requested, offer consular assistance to the individual, or liaise with their other country of nationality if they are better placed to provide assistance. Currently, the UK is not providing consular assistance to any non-Iranian dual-national British citizens in detention in Iran. We remain extremely concerned about the welfare of all British dual nationals detained in Iran. The Prime Minister raised his concerns with President Rouhani on 9 January the Foreign Secretary did so with Foreign Minister Zarif on 6 January and I did so with the Iranian Ambassador on 13 January.

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