§ Mr. Palmer
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Zimbabwe about the detention without charge made of Wing Commander J. R. Cox of the Zimbabwe Air Force, who holds both British and Zimbabwe nationality.
§ Mr. Rifkind:
Wing Commander Cox is a dual national and, under the Vienna consular convention, this strictly limits the ability of Her Majesty's Government to intervene formally with the Zimbabwe Government on his behalf. We have, however, made clear our concern to the Zimbabwe Government that all detainees should be brought to trial as soon as possible.
We understand that Wing Commander Cox has now appeared before magistrates and been remanded in custody.