Mozambique: Homicide

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 23rd March 2021.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Government in Mozambique on the reported murder of civilians by a private mercenary army.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We are deeply concerned by reports of civilians being killed by a private military company in Mozambique, as documented in Amnesty International's report of 2 March. Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon spoke to Foreign Minister Macamo on 11 March when he stressed that human rights must be respected during counterterrorism efforts. I [Minister Duddridge] also spoke to Foreign Minister Macamo on 4 February. I raised the need for Mozambique to follow through on investigations of human rights abuses by all sides to the conflict in northeast Mozambique.

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