HC Deb 13 July 1909 vol 7 c1839
Mr. JAMES PARKER(for Mr. Ramsay Macdonald) (Halifax)

asked whether the Persian Cossack force which was attacked by the Nationalist forces at Shahabad on 4th July tore to pieces the bodies of some of the attacking force who had fallen in battle; whether the Cossack force was under the command of Russian officers; and, in order to avoid reprisals upon the persons of these officers, involving the safety of Europeans in Persia, are the Russian Government taking any steps to withdraw from Persia the officers in question?


I hare seen a report to this effect, but I cannot say what the circumstances were. It has also been reported that the maintenance of control of the Russian officers over Persian Cossacks was doubtful.