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Sayed Alwadaei

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL2736, tabled on 31 October 2017

To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) contact they have had with, and (2) support they have given to, Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, in response to concerns raised by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and five UN Special Rapporteurs that the detention, unfair trial and alleged torture of Hajer Mansoor Hassan, Sayed Nizar Alwadaei, and Mahmood Marzooq Mansoor in Bahrain were undertaken as a reprisal for Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei’s human rights work.

Answered on

14 November 2017

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office engages with a number of non-governmental organisations who have an interest in Bahrain.

We have raised the referenced cases at a senior level with the Government of Bahrain. We understand there is now a right of appeal to these sentences. The UK Government will continue to closely monitor proceedings.