Amal Nakhleh

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 11th February 2022.

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Photo of Yasmin Qureshi Yasmin Qureshi Labour, Bolton South East

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment her Department has made of the condition of 18-year-old Amal Nakhleh, who has contracted covid-19 while held in administrative detention without charge by Israeli authorities since January 2021; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of James Cleverly James Cleverly Minister of State (Minister for Europe)

Officials from the British Embassy Tel Aviv raised Amal Nakhleh's case with the Israeli Ministry of Justice on 27 January. We remain committed to encouraging the Government of Israel to secure improvements to the practices surrounding the treatment of detainees, including access to essential healthcare, and regularly raise this with the Israeli Ministry of Justice.

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