HC Deb 17 February 1890 vol 341 cc440-1

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether it is true, as stated in telegrams received from Constantinople on Friday, that the Public Prosecutor has decided that there is no ground for proceeding with the principal counts in the indictment drawn up for the new trial of Moussa Bey?


We are informed that in the late trial Moussa Bey was acquitted on four points; that subsequently in three other oases what we call a prima facie case was not held to be established; that some others of an important character remain under consideration by the Public Prosecutor's Department, but are as yet not in a stage to go to trial. In the case of certain other very grave accusations fresh evidence has been required from the scene of the alleged crimes.