Bahrain: Political Prisoners

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 11th January 2018.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs), Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Government of Bahrain on (a) the denial of adequate medical access and (b) family visits for (i) Abdulwahhab Husain, (ii) Abduljalil Al-Singace and (iii) Hassan Mushaima.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The UK has a continuing dialogue with the Government of Bahrain, in which we are able to raise individual cases at a senior level, including the referenced cases.

We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the relevant human rights oversight bodies. We urge these bodies to carry out swift and thorough investigations. The UK continues to encourage the Government of Bahrain to deliver on its international and domestic human rights commitments.

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