HC Deb 10 December 1998 vol 322 cc281-2W
Dr. Desmond Turner

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to China regarding the deaths of prisoners at Drapchi Prison in May who had chanted slogans during a visit by EU ambassadors. [63137]

Mr. Fatchett

When EU Ambassadors visited Drapchi prison on 4 May there was no evidence of any disturbances having occurred. Prisoners did not chant slogans. News of disturbances reached the Ambassadors only after their return to Beijing. We are very concerned about the reported deaths of prisoners and we have raised the incident with the Chinese authorities, both bilaterally and in conjunction with EU partners.

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