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Jim Fitton

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 978, tabled on 11 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure the safe return of Jim Fitton from detention in Iraq.

Answered on

16 May 2022

Consular officials in Iraq and the UK are providing assistance to Mr Fitton and his family. The British Ambassador in Baghdad has and will continue to, raise Mr Fitton's case with the Iraqi Government. This includes raising with the authorities the UK's strong opposition to the death penalty - both the possibility of it being applied in Mr Fitton's case and in all circumstances as a matter of principle.

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