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Bahrain: Capital Punishment

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 8591, tabled on 5 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 21 March 2017 to Question HL5901, on Bahrain: capital punishment, when his Department expects the findings of the Ombudsman and Special Investigations Unit investigation into the allegations of torture of Mohammed Ramadan and Hussein Ali Mousa to be published.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

11 September 2017

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and our Embassy in Bahrain continue to closely monitor Mohammed Ramadan and Hussein Ali Mousa's cases. The UK is firmly opposed to the death penalty, and our longstanding policy is to oppose capital sentences in all circumstances. We continue to raise concerns about these cases in public and in private at the most senior levels. We understand the Ombudsman and the Special Investigations Unit continue with their investigations. We do not know when these will be concluded or published but continue to encourage a swift, transparent conclusion.

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