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Bahrain: Capital Punishment

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 6001, tabled on 7 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to take steps to encourage the introduction of a moratorium on the use of the death penalty in Bahrain; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

13 July 2015

Bahrain has had a de facto moratorium in place on the use of the death penalty since 2010, although we are concerned a number of individuals have received the death penalty sentence since then.

The UK opposes the death penalty around the world because we believe it undermines human dignity, there is no evidence that it works as a deterrent and any error made in its application is irreversible.

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