HC Deb 12 July 2000 vol 353 cc539-40W
Mr. David Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Yemeni Government on the death penalty passed by the Aden Tawaki Court on the Somali national Mohammed Omer Haji for converting to Christianity unless he recants and returns to Islam and on Yemen's apostasy laws. [130075]

Mr. Hain

Our Ambassador in Sana'a raised the case of Mohamed Omer Haji with the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdullah al-Sayedi on 9 July and made clear our concerns. We understand that Mohamed Omer Haji has not yet been sentenced. His case resumes on 12 July. We stand ready to raise the matter again with the Yemeni government.

Back to