HC Deb 19 June 1896 vol 41 c1435

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether the Foreign Office has received any information as to the alleged execution by hanging of seven Armenians in Constantinople within the past few days; and, if the executions have taken place, have any representations to the Government of the Sultan been made on behalf of Her Majesty's Government?


I think that the hon. Member has been misinformed. Her Majesty's Chargé d'Affaires at Constantinople has reported that two Armenians, who had been tried and found guilty of the murder of a police officer in the discharge of his duty, were hanged on the 15th. There seems to have been no doubt of their guilt; and accordingly no representations were called for from Her Majesty's Government.

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