HC Deb 13 June 2002 vol 386 cc1402-3W
Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what response he has made to former President Mandela's request that Mr. Abdul Bassett al-Megrahi be moved to a prison in a Muslim country. [61124]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

We are aware from press reports of former President Mandela's call for Mr Al-Megrahi to be transferred to a prison in a Muslim country. We have not received a formal request from him.

Libya agreed to hand over suspects for trial in a third country, and if convicted, to their imprisonment in Scotland. This agreement stands with regard to Mr. Al-Megrahi's imprisonment.

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