HC Deb 07 October 1909 vol 11 c2176

(for Major Anstruther-Gray) asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether the full Report he promised to ask for with regard to the maltreatment and robbery of British-Indian subjects at Kertch, Crimea, has yet been received; and whether, seeing that nearly five months have elapsed, he will take steps to expedite the Report asked for?


Considerable correspondence on the subject has taken place between the British Consular officers on the spot and the Russian authorities. According to a despatch from His Majesty's Consul-General at Odessa, received on the 4th instant, the Vice-Consul at Kertch has been informed by the Assistant Procureur of the Simferopol District Court that the wound inflicted on Achmet Samat (the only one of the party who was injured) was found by the examining magistrate to be of a light nature, and that proceedings against the accused can only be taken on the application of the aggrieved person. Achmet's present whereabouts are unknown.