Department of Foreign Affairs Agreements with other countries whereby South African Nationals serving sentences in Prisons in Foreign Countries may serve sentences in South African Prisons

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

FOR ORAL REPLY

QUESTION NO: 133

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 14 OF 15 MAY 2007

MR LB LABUSCHAGNE (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Whether her department has considered entering into agreements with other countries whereby South African nationals serving sentences in prisons in foreign countries will rather serve out their sentences in South African prisons; if not, why not; if so, what the relevant details? N930E

REPLY:

No. Government is of the view that South African citizens who are arrested for crimes
committed abroad must serve the prison terms and conditions of such terms in
the countries where the offences were committed.


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