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Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL2036, tabled on 13 October 2014

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are making representations to the government of Lebanon about the death of Ahmad Dorra, a Syrian refugee, following his detention by the Lebanese army.

Answered on

23 October 2014

We regularly raise with the Lebanese Armed Forces and appropriate authorities the need to protect all refugees who are residing in the country.

The Lebanese Armed Forces have reported that Ahmed Dorra was killed while being transferred to the Dar Al Amal Hospital following clashes between the Lebanese Armed Forces and armed groups in the Lebanese border town or Arsal. We are continuing to work with local non-governmental organisations, including Human Rights Watch and the International Committee of the Red Cross to understand the exact circumstances of the case. Due to ongoing security restrictions in the geographical area, work to establish this continues.

We work with our Lebanese partners to promote democracy, stability and human rights in Lebanon. We will continue to monitor and make representations to the Government of Lebanon when allegations are made.