HC Deb 06 March 1919 vol 113 c584

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he has information regarding the number of men, women, and children murdered by the Bolshevist Government in Russia since Lenin and Trotsky assumed power; and whether he has further information that Chinese are utilised by this Government as executioners and torturers?


Accurate statistics in regard to the number of men, women and children murdered by the Bolshevik Government in Russia are at present unobtainable. It is known, however, that the number of victims has been very great. We are credibly informed that the Bolshevik Government are employing some of their considerable force of Chinese troops to act as executioners. Bodies of Bolshevik victims which have been recovered show that they died under torture, but it is uncertain whether this was the work of Chinese or of the Bolsheviks themselves.

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