China: Detainees:Written question - 58394

Asked by Tim Loughton
(East Worthing and Shoreham)

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Asked on: 20 December 2016
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
China: Detainees
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has raised with the Chinese authorities the detention of the family of Tashi Rabten.
Answered by: Alok Sharma
Answered on: 09 January 2017

We are deeply concerned by reports that Tashi Rabten was involved in an act of self-immolation in Gansu Province on 8 December, and that members of his family have been detained by the Chinese authorities. We are seeking further information on the situation.

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