China: Coronavirus

(asked on 15th May 2020) - View Source

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Chinese Government on releasing Tibetan prisoners of conscience Wangdu, Geshe Orgyen, Khenpo Pagah, Sonam Lhatso, Lobsang Gendun, Yeshe Choedron, Thardhod Gyaltsen and Jamyang Lodru in light of the threat of covid-19 to detainees in overcrowded prisons.

Answered by
Nigel Adams Portrait
Nigel Adams
Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Minister without Portfolio)
This question was answered on 20th May 2020

The risk of the spread of COVID-19 in places of detention is a matter of concern around the world. We will continue to engage closely with the Chinese authorities on the COVID-19 crisis.

We pay close attention to the human rights situation in Tibet, and raise our concerns with the Chinese authorities.

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