Bahrain: Politics and Government

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 29th November 2011.

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Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Liberal Democrat, East Dunbartonshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has made to the government of Bahrain on deaths of protesters since September 2011.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

We have regular discussions with the Bahraini authorities about all human rights issues. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs spoke to the Bahraini Foreign Minister on 24 November. I have met with the Bahraini ambassador twice since September and our ambassador has seen all the senior leadership in Bahrain several times to discuss the situation in Bahrain.

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