Bahrain: Political Prisoners

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 25th September 2018.

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Photo of Lord Scriven Lord Scriven Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, or intend to make, to the government of Bahrain about reports that the political prisoners Hajer Mansoor, Medina Ali and Najah Ahmed Yusuf are suffering in their cells from second-hand smoke and are banned from taking part in activities related to the Muharram religious festival; and, following any such representations, what assurances they have received that they will be moved to another cell and allowed to observe Muharram fully.

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

Our Embassy in Bahrain and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office continue to monitor the case of Hajer Mansoor, Medina Ali and Najah Ahmed Yusuf. We have raised the cases at a senior level with the Government of Bahrain.

We understand family members of Mrs Mansoor have been in direct contact with the oversight bodies. The UK continues to encourage the oversight bodies in Bahrain to carry out thorough and swift investigations into any claims of mistreatment or other concerns about treatment in detention.

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