HC Deb 09 January 2001 vol 360 c513W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Russian Federal Government about the conviction of Platon Obukhov for espionage. [144037]

Mr. Vaz

The UK Government have made no representations to the Russian Government about this case.

We are aware that Mr. Obukhov's appeal was due to be heard by the Russian Supreme Court on 19 December 2000 but understand that it has now been postponed at his lawyers' request.

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