Saudi Arabia: Detainees:Written question - 199301

(Leeds North East)
Asked on: 05 December 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Saudi Arabia: Detainees
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to Amnesty International's 20 November 2018 news story entitled Saudi Arabia: Reports of torture and sexual harassment of detained activists, what representations he has made to his counterpart on female human rights defenders being tortured in detention.
Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 12 December 2018

​The British Government is very concerned about the reports that women's rights activists have been subject to torture during pre-trial detention in Saudi Arabia. We consistently and unreservedly condemn torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and it is a priority for us to combat this wherever and whenever it occurs. We have raised concerns about these cases at Ministerial level a number of times with the Saudi authorities and will do so again following these allegations.

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