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Detainees: Syria

Question for Home Office

UIN 110290, tabled on 2 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) British citizens and (b) British citizens who had their citizenship revoked are known to have escaped from detention in camps or prisons in northeast Syria since Baghouz fell in March 2019.

Answered on

26 November 2020

The safety and security of Internally Displaced Persons camps and detention centres in northeast Syria is the responsibility of the detaining authority.

The UK’s aim is to see that justice and accountability are achieved for all parties and that those who have committed crimes in the name of Daesh are prosecuted for their crimes, in a manner consistent with relevant domestic and international standards.

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