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Bahrain: Ethnic Groups

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 21200, tabled on 6 January 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of discrimination by the Bahraini government against Bahraini Shia.

Answered on

13 January 2016

The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry made a number of observations regarding long-standing complaints of sect-based discrimination in Bahrain. We have raised these concerns with the Government of Bahrain and we continue to encourage the Bahraini authorities to implement in full the recommendations set out in the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry.