Bahraini Political Prisoners

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:19 pm on 13th January 2022.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health) 2:19 pm, 13th January 2022

It is a pleasure to speak in this debate. I very much acknowledge what Bob Stewart said about terrorism. None of us supports terrorism, but we have to express our concern about the human rights abuses.

I also thank Brendan O’Hara for setting the scene so well on this crucial topic. As chair of the all-party parliamentary group for international freedom of religion or belief, I am seriously concerned that religious discrimination remains a serious problem for Bahraini civil society and Bahrain’s many political prisoners.