§ MR. YORKE
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether Her Majesty's Government have received any further intelligence as to the Mussulmans in Eastern Roumelia 1182 sentenced by General Ptolypine to exile in Siberia; and, if not, whether Her Majesty's Government will make inquiries on the subject?
§ MR. BOURKE
Sir, as I stated before, these prisoners were tried before General Ptolypine, and sentenced to be exiled to Siberia. The charge against them was of having committed acts of brigandage. The matter was referred to Aleko Pasha, and referred by him to the Porte. Therefore, at the present moment, I do not think Her Majesty's Government would be called upon to interfere in the matter.