To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are making representations to the government of Bahrain about their responsibilities under international covenants that they have ratified, following the re-arrest of Ebrahim Sharif.
24 July 2015
Our Ambassador in Bahrain has raised publicly his concern at the recent re-arrest of Ebrahim Sharif and urged the Bahraini authorities to ensure due process is followed. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth East (Mr Ellwood), discussed human rights and political reform with the government of Bahrain during his visit for the UK-Bahrain Joint Working Group meeting in June. We will continue to encourage the Government of Bahrain to meet all of its human rights obligations and adhere to all conventions to which it is a party.