§ Mr. Sandys
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why Mohammed Bassendwah was recently arrested in Aden; and why he was released a few days later.
§ Mr. George Brown
Mohammed Bassendwah was detained as a precautionary measure following his arrival in Aden on the eve of the strike and demonstrations which the Front for the Liberation of Occupied South Yemen (FLOSY) had announced it was organising on the occasion of the anniversary of Federal Day, the 11th of February. He was released when the disorders ceased and was allowed to leave the country in accordance with his wishes.