Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr:Written question - 23

Asked by Hilary Benn
(Leeds Central)

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Asked on: 27 May 2015
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Saudi Arabia about the death sentence imposed on Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr.
Answered by: Mr Philip Hammond
Answered on: 01 June 2015

We are continuing to monitor this case closely. I am aware of media reports that claim Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr could be executed imminently. However, we understand that an appeal process is underway into Nimr al-Nimr’s conviction and the Government does not plan to make representations to the Government of Saudi Arabia whilst the legal process is continuing.

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