Maher al-Khabbaz

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 19th June 2018.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Alex Norris Alex Norris Labour/Co-operative, Nottingham North

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Bahrain on the (a) trial and (b) sentence given in relation to Maher al-Khabbaz.

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

The UK is firmly opposed to the death penalty. It is the Government's longstanding position to oppose capital sentences in all circumstances and countries. We make this clear to the Government of Bahrain.

We continue to follow the case of Maher al-Khabbaz and, if we have concerns, we raise them at a senior level with the Government of Bahrain.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes2 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.