§ MR. DILLON (Mayo, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any of the men sentenced to death at Denshawi were permitted to see their relations between their trial and the execution of the sentences, and, if not, why not; whether the son of Hassan Mahfooz, a bugler in the Egyptian Army, was standing, in his uniform, close to the place of execution, having come specially from Cairo in hopes of a last word with† Sec (4) Debates clx., 318 et seq.98 his father; and whether he begged Captain Machell for permission to speak to his father and was refused.
§ MR. DILLON
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the bodies of those executed at Denshawi were not handed over to their relations, as is the custom in Egypt; whether the bodies of the men executed were buried in a manner abhorrent to the customs and precepts of their religion; and, if so, whether such proceedings are approved of by the British Government.
§ SIR EDWARD GREY
The only information on this subject in the possession of His Majesty's Government is contained in Egypt, No. 3 (1906), page 19, where it is stated that the bodies of those executed were escorted to the cemetery, where tombs had previously been prepared by their families.