Hussein Yousef

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 17th November 2020.

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Photo of Lord Scriven Lord Scriven Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that authorities at Jau Prison in Bahrain are preventing Yousef Hussein Yousef from receiving the medical treatment he requires; what assessment they have made of (1) the conditions in which he is held, and (2) reports that complaints about his case to oversight bodies including the Bahraini prisons ombudsman and National Institution for Human Rights in Bahrain have received no response; and what plans they have to make representations to the government of Bahrain about his access to medical treatment.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We are aware of reports regarding Yousef Hussein Yousef and are monitoring his case. We have raised this case with the oversight bodies and understand that three separate complaints, relating to medical and dietary issues, have been made in 2020 by relatives of Mr Yousef; and that all complaints were fully investigated and resolved. We welcomed these assurances from the oversight bodies and continue to encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to raise them with the appropriate human rights oversight body.

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