Bahrain

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of David Anderson David Anderson Labour, Blaydon

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many political prisoners there are in Bahrain.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

The UK Government does not hold details on all the cases and charges against prisoners in Bahrain. If we have specific concerns around convictions or sentencing we raise these with the Government of Bahrain as part of our wider dialogue on human rights and reform. Most recently, on 6 December, the The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond) discussed progress on the reform agenda with HM the King and HRH the Crown Prince of Bahrain.

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