Detainees: Syria

Home Office written question – answered on 26th November 2020.

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Photo of Adam Holloway Adam Holloway Conservative, Gravesham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) British citizens and (b) British citizens who had their citizenship revoked are known to have escaped from detention in camps or prisons in northeast Syria since Baghouz fell in March 2019.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire The Minister of State, Home Department

The safety and security of Internally Displaced Persons camps and detention centres in northeast Syria is the responsibility of the detaining authority.

The UK’s aim is to see that justice and accountability are achieved for all parties and that those who have committed crimes in the name of Daesh are prosecuted for their crimes, in a manner consistent with relevant domestic and international standards.

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