Intelligence Services:Written question - 219952


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Asked on: 06 January 2015
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Intelligence Services
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reasons the Secret Intelligence Service did not seek assurances on Michael Adebolajo's treatment while in detention from the Kenyan authorities on the day it was notified of his arrest.
Answered by: Mr Tobias Ellwood
Answered on: 12 January 2015
The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) arranged a meeting with a senior Kenyan police officer after being notified of Adebolajo’s arrest, as reported in paragraph 62 on page 28 of the Intelligence and Security Committee’s open report. During this meeting SIS asked for assurances about Adebolajo’s treatment whilst in detention. The Kenyan police gave general assurances as to his treatment. It has been a longstanding policy of successive governments not to comment in detail on matters of intelligence operations.

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