Bishop of Coventry – Camp Ashraf and child detention in Israel and Palestine (Written Answers)

On 10th October 2014, the Bishop of Coventry, the Rt Revd Christopher Cox, received answers to two written questions, on the subjects of Camp Ashraf and the detention of children in Israel and Palestine.

13.10 Bishop of Coventry

Iraq: Camp Ashraf

The Lord Bishop of Coventry: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what response they have received from the government of Iraq to their representation requesting an investigation into the violence at Camp Ashraf on 1 September.

The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Warsi): The Government of Iraq has told our Embassy in Baghdad that a committee will conduct a full and open investigation into the attack on Camp Ashraf on 1 September, and that its findings will be made public.

(via Parliament.uk)

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Israel and Palestine

The Lord Bishop of Coventry: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of Palestinian children currently held in Israeli adult military detention centres.

The Senior Minister of State, Department for Communities and Local Government & Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Warsi): The Foreign and Commonwealth Office does not hold the information requested. According to the Palestinian human rights organisation Addameer, the number of Palestinian children in all Israeli detention facilities as of 1 August 2013 was 195.

(via Parliament.uk)