To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will make representations to his Saudi counterpart on (a) the reported enforced disappearance of human rights activist Mohammed al-Qahtani, (b) releasing information on his whereabouts, (c) re-establishing his family contacts and (d) releasing him immediately.
Saudi Arabia remains an FCDO Human Rights Priority Country, in part because of the continued use of the death penalty. The UK strongly opposes the death penalty in all countries and circumstances. The Minister for the Middle East and Human Rights, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon has raised these cases with the Saudi authorities. We will continue to monitor them.