- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
An Urgent Question was granted by Mr Speaker on 7 September 2022 and the Foreign Secretary was asked to make a statement on Jagtar Singh Johal. In May 2022, the UN work group on arbitrary detention published its opinion that Mr Johal is arbitrarily detained.
I asked the Minister:
“Can I just tell the Minister that there is a separation of powers, but it is our job to hold him to account—we ask him questions—and it is for judges to decide on the case? If they are civil proceedings, they are in open court, so everybody can go along and hear the case. I have a very simple question. Mr Jagtar Singh Johal is a British citizen. Has he received consular assistance, and if so, when?”