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 to the government of Bahrain about the Bahraini Ombudsman’s failure to ensure that political prisoner, Ali Hajji, has access to (1) family visits without a glass barrier; and (2) adequate medical care, following his hunger strike in response to his treatment in prison.

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

​The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and our Embassy in Bahrain continue to closely monitor the case of Ali Hajji and have raise it with the Government of Bahrain. We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to raised them with the appropriate Bahraini human rights oversight body. We continue to encourage the oversight bodies in Bahrain to carry out thorough and swift investigations into any such claims.

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