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Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 50654, tabled on 16 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of the Prime Minister's comment of 10 September 2021 on the UK being the Saudi Arabia of penal policy, on efforts by the UK and its allies to argue for a more ethical approach by Saudi Arabia to its political detainees.

Answered on

21 September 2021

Our views are well known by the Saudi Arabian authorities. The UK will continue to encourage further human rights reform in the Kingdom.

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