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Bahrain — [Siobhain McDonagh in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:30 am on 11th September 2018.

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Photo of Karen Lee Karen Lee Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Fire) 9:30 am, 11th September 2018

As chair of the all-party group on democracy and human rights in the Gulf, I really welcome this debate. The Government must be held to account for their complicity in the suppression of human rights in the region. Female political prisoners in Bahrain, including activists Najah Yusif and Medina Ali, have been subjected to torture, sexual abuse and unfair trials. I am calling on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to acknowledge and condemn the abuse suffered by Bahraini female political prisoners and to call for their immediate release. Will my hon. Friend join me in that call?