To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made a recent assessment of complaints about medical negligence by the Kingdom of Bahrain in relation to Abdulwahab Husain, Sheikh Abduljalil Al-Miqdad, Hasan Mushaima and Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace; whether he has discussed their cases with his counterpart in that Kingdom; and if he will take diplomatic steps to support their release.
The FCDO follows matters that relate to human rights within Bahrain closely, including some individual cases. UK Ministers and senior officials regularly raise sensitive issues. Recently the Minister of State for the Middle East, Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon, discussed a range of human rights issues and individual cases during his visit to Bahrain on Sunday 12 February. We also encourage those with issues to raise them directly with the appropriate Bahraini independent oversight body.