Status on South African citizens currently serving Sentences of Imprisonment in foreign countries

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

 FOR WRITTEN REPLY

QUESTION NO: 1247 (NW1391E)

PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO X OF APRIL 2011

Mr J Selfe (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation:

Whether any South African citizens are currently serving sentences of imprisonment in foreign countries; if so, (a) how many, and (b) in which country?

REPLY:

a)  The Department is aware of 965South African citizens who are incarcerated abroad as on 31 March 2011.  The number reflected are known cases where citizens exercised their right to request consular assistance in terms of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963. 

(b)      Appended as Annex A is a breakdown of detentions per country

UNQUOTE


ANNEX A

South African Citizens incarcerated per region

Total number of prisoners

TOTAL Male

TOTAL Female

Africa

183

151

32

Middle East and Central Asia

64

40

24

South- and East Asia and Australasia

137

93

44

USA and Canada

26

24

2

MERCOSUR

204

104

100

Caribbean

4

2

2

Central America and the Andes

152

95

57

Mediterranean, Central & Eastern Europe

63

32

33

UK and Ireland

119

78

41

Benelux, Nordic & German

13

6

7

TOTAL

965

625

342

AFRICA

South African Citizens incarcerated per country

Total number of prisoners

TOTAL Male

TOTAL Female

Algeria

0

0

0

Angola

0

0

0

Benin

0

0

0

Botswana

18

18

0

Burkina Faso

0

0

0

Burundi

0

0

0

Cameroon

0

0

0

Cape Verde

2

2

0

CAR

0

0

0

Chad

0

0

0

Comoros

0

0

0

Congo Brazzaville

0

0

0

Cote d’Ivoire

0

0

0

Djibouti

0

0

0

DRC

0

0

0

EG

0

0

0

Egypt

1

1

0

Eretria

0

0

0

Ethiopia

3

3

0

Gabon

0

0

0

Gambia

0

0

0

Ghana

0

0

0

Guinea

0

0

0

Guinea Bissau

0

0

0

Kenya

2

1

1

Lesotho

23

23

0

Liberia

0

0

0

Libya

0

0

0

Madagascar

0

0

0

Malawi

0

0

0

Mali

0

0

0

Mauritania

1

1

0

Mauritius

33

13

20

Morocco

0

0

0

Mozambique

13

13

0

Namibia

16

14

2

Niger

0

0

0

Nigeria

1

1

0

Rwanda

0

0

0

Sao Tome

0

0

0

Senegal

6

0

6

Seychelles

2

1

1

Sierra Leone

0

0

0

Somalia

0

0

0

Sudan

0

0

0

Swaziland

49

49

0

Tanzania

0

0

0

Togo

0

0

0

Tunisia

0

0

0

Uganda

0

0

0

Western Sahara

0

0

0

Zambia

8

7

1

Zimbabwe

5

4

1

TOTAL

183

151

32



MIDDLE EAST CENTRAL ASIA

South African Citizens incarcerated per country

Total number of prisoners

TOTAL Male

TOTAL Female

Afghanistan

2

2

0

Bahrain

0

0

0

India

10

5

5

Iran

2

1

1

Israel

1

1

0

Pakistan

40

24

16

Tajikistan

1

1

0

UAE

8

6

2

TOTAL

64

40

24

SOUTH- AND EAST ASIA AND AUSTRALASIA

South African Citizens incarcerated per country

Total number of prisoners

TOTAL Male

TOTAL Female

Australia

56

46

10

China

16

8

8

Hong Kong

19

9

10

Japan

14

9

5

New Zealand

10

9

1

Philippines

2

2

0

South Korea

7

6

1

Taiwan

2

1

1

Thailand

11

3

8

TOTAL

137

93

44

USA AND CANADA

South African Citizens incarcerated per country

Total number of prisoners

TOTAL Male

TOTAL Female

Washington

4

3

1

New York

3

2

1

Chicago

7

7

0

Los Angeles

8

8

0

Canada

4

4

0

TOTAL

26

24

2

MERCOSUR

South African Citizens incarcerated per country

Total number of prisoners

TOTAL Male

TOTAL Female

Argentina

47

34

13

Brazil

151

69

82

Chile

6

1

5

Paraguay

0

0

0

Uruguay

0

0

0

TOTAL

204

104

100

CARIBBEAN

South African Citizens incarcerated per country

Total number of prisoners

TOTAL Male

TOTAL Female

Ant & Barbuda

1

1

0

Bahamas

0

0

0

Barbados

0

0

0

Belize

0

0

0

Dominica

0

0

0

Grenada

0

0

0

Guyana

1

0

1

Jamaica

2

1

1

St Kitts & Nevis

0

0

0

St Lucia

0

0

0

St Vinc&Gren

0

0

0

Suriname

0

0

0

Trin& Tobago

0

0

0

TOTAL

4

2

2



CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE ANDES

South African Citizens incarcerated per country

Total number of prisoners

TOTAL Male

TOTAL Female

Bolivia

18

10

8

Colombia

1

1

0

Costa Rica

6

2

4

Cuba

0

0

0

Curacao

2

2

0

Dom Rep

0

0

0

El Salvador

0

0

0

Ecuador

12

9

3

Guatamala

0

0

0

Haiti

0

0

0

Honduras

0

0

0

Mexico

2

1

1

Nicaragua

0

0

0

Panama

1

1

0

Peru

69

44

25

Venezuela

41

25

16

TOTAL

152

95

57

MEDITERRANEAN, CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

South African Citizens incarcerated per country

Total number of prisoners

TOTAL Male

TOTAL Female

Bulgaria

0

0

0

Cyprus

0

0

0

Czech Republic

0

0

0

France

7

5

2

Greece

0

0

0

Hungary

0

0

0

Italy

3

2

1

Poland

1

1

0

Portugal

4

1

3

Romania

0

0

0

Russian Federation

1

1

0

Slovakia

0

0

0

Spain

21

14

9

Turkey

26

8

18

Ukraine

0

0

0

TOTAL

63

32

33

UK & IRELAND

South African Citizens incarcerated per country

Total number of prisoners

TOTAL Male

TOTAL Female

UK

109

75

34

Ireland

10

3

7

TOTAL

119

78

41

BENELUX, NORDIC & GERMAN

South African Citizens incarcerated per country

Total number of prisoners

TOTAL Male

TOTAL Female

Belgium

0

0

0

Luxemburg

0

0

0

Netherlands

1

1

0

Denmark

0

0

0

Finland

0

0

0

Iceland

0

0

0

Sweden

0

0

0

Norway

1

1

0

Austria

1

1

0

Germany

6

2

4

Liechtenst

0

0

0

Switzerland

4

1

3

TOTAL

13

6

7



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