Bahrain: Capital Punishment

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 23rd July 2020.

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Photo of Lisa Nandy Lisa Nandy Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he next plans to make representations to his Bahraini counterpart on the decision by Bahrain’s Court of Cassation to uphold the death sentences against Mohammed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa on 13 July 2020; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of James Cleverly James Cleverly Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

Holding answer received on 22 July 2020

We are deeply concerned that the death penalty verdicts imposed on Mohammed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa by Bahrain's Court of Cassation have been upheld. Lord Ahmad, who is the Minister of State responsible for human rights, reinforced this position in his statement of 14 July. We have raised both cases at senior levels with the Government of Bahrain, including by Lord Ahmad with the Bahraini Ambassador to the UK on 14 July. The Bahraini Government is fully aware that the UK opposes the death penalty, in all circumstances, as a matter of principle.

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