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Basil Mutel Shiblaq

February 27, 2007

Question written on 27/02/2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether she plans to make representations to the Indian Government asking for the immediate release of Basil Mutel Shiblaq.

Answered by Kim Howells

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has no plans to do so. However, our high commission in New Delhi raised Mr. Shiblaq’s case with the Indian Government on 25 January and has asked for assurances that Mr. Shiblaq’s extradition will be dealt with according to the procedures set out in the Indian Extradition Act.