144 people have been executed in Saudi Arabia this year alone, a record high for the Kingdom and more than double the number last year.

A Minister recently told Parliament that Hussein Abo al-Kheir, a 57-year-old Jordanian man at risk of imminent execution in Saudi Arabia, had “clearly” been tortured.

However, he has since chosen to correct the record following this debate.

This is completely unacceptable and demonstrates the weakness of this Conservative government. I have called for the Foreign Office to come clean and urgently explain why the record has been corrected.

Bambos Charalambous MP WPQ