Hassan Mushaima

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 assessment they have made of the statement issued by the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy on 10 September in relation to the investigation conducted by the Bahraini Ombudsman into the case of political prisoner Hassan Mushaima.

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

​The Foreign and Commonwealth Office notes the statement issued by the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy on 10 September. As the Minister for the Middle East (Mr Burt) made clear in his response to a debate in the other place on 11 September, the Government of Bahrain have released a detailed public statement regarding the access to healthcare that Mr Mushaima has received since he has been in detention, and we have received categorical assurances that, in his case and others, there is and has been access to appropriate medical care while in detention. We have also received similar assurances regarding visitation rights and access to reading and writing materials.

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