HC Deb 17 January 1997 vol 288 c423W
Mr. Mullin

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of China regarding Ngaweng Chephel since he was sentenced; and if he will make a statement. [11091]

Mr. Hanley

The Chinese authorities are well aware of our concern about the treatment of individuals in Tibet. The sentencing to 18 years imprisonment of Ngawang Choephel was discussed in detail at a recent meeting with our EU partners, and we are now considering with them what action to take.

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