Bahrain

House of Lords written question – answered on 27th March 2014.

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Independent Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with the government of Bahrain concerning allegations of the use of torture to extract confessions.

Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Senior Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Jointly with the Department for Communities and Local Government), Senior Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Faith and Communities) (also in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

The British Government consistently and unreservedly condemns torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and it is a priority for us to combat it wherever and whenever it occurs. The UK has not received any specific evidence of the use of torture to extract confessions but it continues to work with the Bahraini authorities to share best practice on torture prevention measures and address allegations of torture and mistreatment.

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