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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bahraini Ministry of Interior Ombudsman (20 Apr 2018)

Alistair Burt: Our Embassy in Bahrain has a continuing dialogue with the Government of Bahrain and all Bahraini human rights oversight bodies. The British Government believes that a body with the power to investigate allegations of mistreatment in a timely, independent and transparent manner can be of great benefit to Bahraini society. The Bahraini Ministry of Interior Ombudsman was established as an...

National Security Situation - Motion to Take Note (19 Apr 2018)

Lord West of Spithead: ...involved in going there to stop the massacre of people in Benghazi, but—again—we had not thought through what we would do next. Now, the country has tribes fighting each other; it is not settled or stable. The problems in Yemen arose after the Arab spring and there was trouble in places such as Bahrain. The real area of trouble, of course, was Syria. We saw the rise of Daesh,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bahrain: Technical Assistance (16 Apr 2018)

Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 21 March (HL6169), which UK bodies are to implement the technical assistance programme in Bahrain for the 2017–18 financial year.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bahrain: Technical Assistance (16 Apr 2018)

Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 21 March (HL6170), which Bahraini bodies are to benefit from the technical assistance programme in Bahrain for the 2017–18 financial year.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bahrain: Technical Assistance (16 Apr 2018)

Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Integrated Activity Fund is funding or sponsoring any bodies dealing with security matters in Bahrain; and if so, which.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Duaa Alwadaei (16 Apr 2018)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: We have been closely monitoring the case of Duaa Alwadaei who has been tried in absentia after failing to attend court on charges of assault. Officials from the British Embassy in Bahrain were present at the recent hearing. We understand that Mrs Alwadaei has the right to appeal the sentence. We have raised the case at a senior level with the Bahraini authorities. The Government of Bahrain...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bahrain: Political Prisoners (3 Apr 2018)

Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to make any representations to the government of Bahrain concerning the hunger strike declared by Hajer Mansoor Hassan in Isa Town Prison, and to protest about measures against political prisoners in Bahrain.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bahrain: Torture (3 Apr 2018)

Lord Scriven: ...further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for the Middle East on 7 December 2017 (HC116305), whether they will report further developments on the investigations being conducted by the Bahraini Special Investigations Unit into the allegations of torture of Mohammed Ramadan and Husain Moosa.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bahrain: Torture (3 Apr 2018)

Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the alleged failure of the Bahraini Ministry of Interior Ombudsman to conduct an independent and thorough investigation into allegations of torture of Sayed Nizar Alwadaei, Hajer Mansoor Hassan, and Mahmood Marzooq Mansoor.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Bahrain: Military Bases (29 Mar 2018)

Tom Brake: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the reopening of the UK's naval base in Bahrain on the UK's (a) military capabilities (b) influence in the Gulf region and (c) ability to respond to human rights concerns in that country.

Business of the House (22 Mar 2018)

Jim Shannon: We have heard descriptions of systematic violence and discrimination against Shi’a Bahrainis. The religious and military textbook of the Bahraini Ministry of Defence labels Shi’a Muslims as infidels. Numerous Shi’a figureheads and scholars, including Sheikh Isa Qassim and Hasan Mushaima, have had their citizenship revoked and been charged with vague crimes. These are serious...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bahrain: Overseas Aid (21 Mar 2018)

Lord Scriven: ...the Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 11 December 2017 (HC116299 and HC116302) regarding the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's £1.52 million funding for overseas aid to Bahrain, with which UK bodies the FCO contracted to implement the technical assistance programme in Bahrain for the 2017–18 financial year.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bahrain: Overseas Aid (21 Mar 2018)

Lord Scriven: ...the Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 11 December 2017 (HC116299 and HC116302) regarding the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's £1.52 million funding for overseas aid to Bahrain, which Bahraini bodies will benefit from the funding for the 2017–18 financial year.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Najah al-Sheikh (21 Mar 2018)

Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain with respect to the alleged torture and sexual assault of female activist Najah al-Sheikh; and what assessment they have made of whether she faces serious charges based on coerced confessions.

Labour Reforms: Qatar (14 Mar 2018)

Fabian Hamilton: ..., has stated that it “seeks to prevent or mitigate adverse human rights impacts” in relation to World cup projects. Many Members will know that in the past nine months there has been a blockade of Qatar by some of its neighbours: Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and, most importantly, Saudi Arabia. When I visited the country in February, I was told that that has acted...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Duaa Alwadaei (13 Mar 2018)

Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 14 February (HL5316), what steps they are taking to seek clarification from the government of Bahrain regarding the charges brought against Duaa Alwadaei.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ali Mohamed Hakeem al-Arab (13 Mar 2018)

Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain regarding (1) the alleged torture of Ali Mohamed Hakeem al-Arab at the Criminal Investigation Directorate and the Dry Dock prison; and (2) the sentencing to death of Mr al-Arab on 31 January.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nabeel Rajab (12 Mar 2018)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ..., we are concerned by the five year sentence handed to Mr Rajab, in addition to the two year sentence that he received in 2017. We have raised the case at the highest levels with the Government of Bahrain. We understand that Mr Rajab now has a right of appeal in this particular case and we will continue to closely monitor proceedings. We continue to encourage the Government of Bahrain to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nabeel Rajab (12 Mar 2018)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...made clear, we are concerned by the five year sentence handed to Mr Rajab, in addition to the two year sentence he received in 2017. We have raised the case at senior levels with the Government of Bahrain. We understand that Mr Rajab now has a right of appeal in this particular case and we will continue to closely monitor proceedings. We continue to encourage the Government of Bahrain to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bahrain: Politics and Government (12 Mar 2018)

Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain regarding the fairness of trials of female pro-democracy activists on 21 February and the three-year prison sentences handed down by the Bahraini High Criminal Court.


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