Abbas Malallah

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 27th April 2021.

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Photo of Brendan O'Hara Brendan O'Hara Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Inclusive Society), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution), Shadow SNP Deputy Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the death of Abbas Mallallah, in Jau Prison, Bahrain, if the Government will support an independent investigation into Abbas Mallallah's death as requested by the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, Human Rights Watch and the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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

We are aware of the reports surrounding the death of Abbas Mallallah. The Government of Bahrain has been clear in its public statements that access to medical care for those in detention is guaranteed by the constitution of Bahrain. We would encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report them to the appropriate human rights oversight body and we continue to urge the oversight bodies to carry out swift and thorough investigations into any claims made.

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