Bahrain: Administration of Justice

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 27th April 2016.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make an urgent appeal to HM the King of Bahrain for clemency in the cases of Mr Mohamed Ramadan and Mr Hussein Ali Musa.

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The Government regularly discusses human rights and reform with the Government of Bahrain. Although there has been a de facto moratorium on the use of the death penalty in Bahrain since 2010, we are concerned that a number of individuals have received death sentences since then. The UK’s opposition to the death penalty is well known. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my Hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), raised the cases of Mr Mohamed Ramadan and Mr Husain Al Moosa with the Bahraini Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Sheikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, on 8 March. We continue to monitor these cases closely.

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