HC Deb 26 October 2000 vol 355 c199W
Mr. Tynan

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Egyptian Government to ensure Shaiboob William Arsal's appeal against his conviction for murder is held in an open and transparent manner. [133847]

Mr. Hain

We are aware of the circumstances of Shaiboob William Arsal's trial. The case is now sub judice under Egyptian law following his appeal to the Court of Cassation on 12 June. We would not want to make any comment that might prejudice his appeal. However, we shall continue to follow the course of his case closely as we shall all reports of human rights concern.

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