Iran: Detainees

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 21st July 2020.

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Photo of Lisa Nandy Lisa Nandy Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of reports from British-Iranian detainees in Tehran's Evin prison of serious human rights abuses and poor living conditions in that facility; and whether he plans to raise those reports with his Iranian counterpart.

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

Holding answer received on 20 July 2020

We consistently raise all of our dual national detainees cases with the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We regularly request consular access to all our dual-national prisoners to ensure that they are treated in accordance with international standards and that their welfare needs are met.

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