Saudi Arabia: Arrests

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 31st March 2020.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the recent arrests of (a) over 300 Government officials, (b) Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz al-Saud and (c) Prince Mohammed bin Nayef.

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

We will continue to monitor the cases of those detained in Saudi Arabia. We raise concerns about individual cases regularly, using a range of Ministerial and diplomatic channels, including our Embassy in Riyadh.

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