HC Deb 21 October 1986 vol 102 c853W
Sir Patrick Wall

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to obtain the release of Mr. James Abra from a Libyan jail.

Mr. Eggar

Mr. Abra's lawyer has lodged an appeal for a review of his trial and sentence. We are concerned about the prison sentence passed on Mr. Abra but we cannot intervene while the appeal remains pending. In spite of almost daily requests, both orally and in writing, no consular visit to Mr. Abra has yet been authorised.