Husain Ali al-Sahlawi

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, if he will make representations to his Bahraini counterpart on ensuring that Bahraini political prisoner, Husain Al Sahlawi, receives urgent medical operations to remove potentially cancerous ulcer and treat a cyst on his eye which obscures his sight.

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, what representations he has made to his Bahraini counterpart on political prisoner, Sayed Nizar Alwadaei who has been placed in solitary confinement after testing positive for covid-19 in violation of the UN Minimum Standard for the Treatment of Prisoners.

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

We have previously raised the cases of Sayed Nizar Alwadaei and Husain Al Sahlawi with senior members of the Bahraini government and we continue to monitor these cases. The Government of Bahrain has been clear that access to medical care for those in detention is provided in line with the Constitution of Bahrain. We welcome these assurances and would encourage those with any concerns about treatment in detention to raise them with the appropriate Bahraini human rights oversight body.

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