Bahrain: Capital Punishment

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 23rd September 2022.

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Photo of Peter Bottomley Peter Bottomley Father of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the response to the Urgent Question on 9 July 2020, Official Report, columns 1115-26, if she will uphold the commitment made by the former Minister for Middle East and North Africa to call for Mohammed Ramadhan and Hussain Moosa’s death sentences handed down by Bahrain’s Court of Cassation to be set aside.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Ministers and officials continue to reiterate the UK's opposition to use of the death penalty, in all circumstances, with the Bahraini Government. During a visit to Bahrain in July the former Minister Amanda Milling met with senior members of the Bahraini government and discussed human rights issues, including the death penalty where she restated the UK position.

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