Sheikh Isa Qassim

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Lord Scriven Lord Scriven Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain about (1) the house arrest, and (2) deteriorations in health, of Sheikh Isa Qassim since May.

Photo of Lord Scriven Lord Scriven Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the government of Bahrain about Sheikh Isa Qassim’s access to medical care since 26 November 2017, with particular regard to interference with his medical care by the police.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

​We have raised this issue with the Bahraini authorities, as recently as December 10th. These authorities have issued public statements making clear that Isa Qassim has access to healthcare with no impediment, and is not under house arrest. He is currently undergoing treatment in hospital.

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