Bahrain: Political Prisoners

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 7th January 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Labour, Hammersmith

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Bahraini counterpart on the quashing of the death sentences of Mohamed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa by Bahrain’s Court of Cassation and their upcoming retrial before that country's Court of Appeal; and if he will make a statement.

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)

The UK has raised the cases of Mohamed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa at a senior level with the Government of Bahrain. We welcome the investigation and recommendation of the Special Investigations Unit and the subsequent decision of the Minister of Justice to refer the cases of Mohamed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa back to the Court of Cassation for retrial. Officials from the British Embassy regularly attend court hearings of cases of interest to the UK. We will continue to closely monitor these cases.

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