Bahrain: Capital Punishment

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 3rd September 2020.

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Photo of Wayne David Wayne David Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for the Middle East and North Africa on 9 July 2020 Official Report, Column 1118, what steps he plans to take in addition to the (a) representations he has made to the Government of Bahrain and (b) tweet he made on 14 July 2020 to oppose the death penalty verdicts imposed on Mohammed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa by Bahrain's Court of Cassation.

Photo of James Cleverly James Cleverly Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We are deeply concerned that Bahrain's Court of Cassation upheld the death penalty verdicts imposed on Mohammed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa on 13 July. Lord Ahmad raised the case with the Bahraini Ambassador to the UK on 14 July and we will continue to take suitable opportunities to raise our concerns at a senior level with the Bahraini Government. The Government of Bahrain is fully aware that the UK opposes the death penalty, in all circumstances, as a matter of principle.

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