To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list in theOfficial Report the names of British subjects currently imprisoned in (a) Iran, (b) Iraq and (c) Libya, and the offences they were charged with.
§ Mr. Eggar
There are two British citizens, Mr. Roger Cooper and Mr. Nicolaos Yianni Nicola, detained in Iran. Despite our repeated representations neither has been formally charged.
There are two British citizens, Mr. John Smith and Mr. Ian Richter, imprisoned in Iraq. Mr. Smith was convicted on a charge of bribery, and Mr. Richter was convicted on charges of bribery and forgery. There is one British citizen, Mr. James Abra, imprisoned in Libya. He was convicted on a charge of jeopardising revolutionary security by passing secret information to an agent or agents of a foreign Government (espionage).