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Nabeel Rajab

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 15th November 2018.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Bahraini Government for the release of Nabeel Rajab.

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)

I refer the Hon. Gentlemen to the answer I gave to question 180116 on 23 October. Our Embassy in Bahrain has closely monitored the trials of Mr Rajab. We have raised the case at senior levels as part of the UK's ongoing open dialogue with Bahrain.

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