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Ismail Abedi

Question for Home Office

UIN HL3494, tabled on 27 October 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government why Ismail Abedi was not prevented from departing the UK prior to his scheduled appearance at the Manchester Arena Inquiry under a court order.

Answered on

10 November 2021

The Manchester Arena Inquiry is a statutory independent Inquiry and decisions as to how to deliver its terms of reference are a matter for the Chair.

The Inquiry heard evidence on what steps had been taken to ensure Ishmale Abedi appeared at the Inquiry on 21 October. The transcript for the hearing is published in full: https://files.manchesterarenainquiry.org.uk/live/uploads/2021/10/21201337/MAI-Day-165_Redacted.pdf

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