HC Deb 05 March 2004 vol 418 c1209W
Mr. Blunt

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on(a) the arrest by Russian authorities of two Qatari sportsmen and (b) the arrest of two Russians in Qatar following the assassination of Zelimkhan Yanderbiyev. [158587]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

We understand that three Russian citizens were arrested in Qatar following the murder of Zelimkhan Yanderbiyev. We support the authorities in Qatar in their continuing investigations, and expect Russia to co-operate fully. We also understand that two men with connections to Qatar were detained by the Russian authorities in Moscow on 26 February.

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