HC Deb 05 July 1897 vol 50 c1113

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, whether he can now state what has been the result of the trials of these concerned in the massacre of Armenians at Tokat: and, what punishment, if any, has deen dealt out to those found guilty of being implicated in the massacre?


The Tokat Commission tried 115 prisoners, of whom 61 were condemned; 15 to death, five to 15 years imprisonment for murder; seven to ten years imprisonment for pillage or as accomplices of murder, and the remainder to various shorter terms of imprisonment for complicity in the massacres. As regards the death sentences they have been confirmed by the Council of Ministers at Constantinople, but the Sultan's Trade for their execution has not yet been obtained.


Can the right hon. Gentleman state whether any actual punishment has been yet inflicted beyond the, sentences decreed?


I believe all those who have been sentenced to various terms of imprisonment are in prison.

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