HC Deb 29 October 1986 vol 103 c176W
Mr. Bendall

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he intends to raise the cases of individuals in the Soviet Union who have been refused exit visas.

Mr. Renton

Ministers raise human rights issues and individual cases with the Soviet authorities at every suitable opportunity. The cases of a number of prominent "refuseniks" including Ida Nudel, Alexsei Magarik and Yuli Edelstein were raised with Mr. Shevardnadze during his visit here in July when he met both the Prime Minister and my right hon. and learned Friend. We will continue to press the Soviet authorities to fulfil their international obligations in the field of human rights, including at the next CSCE meeting which opens in Vienna on 4 November.

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