Bahrain: Capital Punishment

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 17th June 2019.

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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 use of capital punishment in Bahrain, following the upholding of 12 death sentences in May and reports that three of those individuals have exhausted all legal remedies available to them and are at risk of imminent execution.

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

The UK's position on the use of the death penalty is longstanding and clear; we oppose its use in all circumstances and countries. The Government of Bahrain is fully aware of our position.

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