HC Deb 20 December 1888 vol 332 cc899-900
MR. BUCHANAN (Edinburgh, W.)

asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether he had received any information as to the news in to-day's papers as to the executions at Zanzibar, and the intention of the Sultan to continue those operations; and, whether he had communicated with the British Consul with a view to stop them?


Information was received yesterday by telegraph that several executions of a barbarous character had taken place at Zanzibar, and that others were impending. Her Majesty's Consul General stated that he had remonstrated with the Sultan. He has to-day reported that four more executions had taken place. Instructions have been sent to Colonel Euan Smith directing him to repeat his remonstrances; to protest in the strongest terms against the course on which the Sultan has entered; to invite the co-operation of his colleagues; and to warn him of the disastrous consequences to himself that are likely to ensue.