Prisons: Bahrain

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 10th May 2019.

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Photo of Lord Scriven Lord Scriven Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Abdulsalam al-Arifi, the General Director of Bahrain's Jau Prison, has visited prisons in the UK recently; if so, which prisons he visited; and what was the purpose of each such visit.

Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

In April 2019, a delegation of officials from Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior visited HMP Berwyn and HMP Whitemoor. This delegation included Brigadier Abdulsalam al-Arifi, the Director General of Reformation and Rehabilitation in Bahrain’s Ministry of Interior. The visit was arranged in support of Bahrain’s efforts to develop rehabilitation programmes.

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