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Nabeel Rajab

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 117799, tabled on 6 December 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Government of Bahrain on Nabeel Rajab’s unsuccessful appeal against a two-year prison sentence for speaking to journalists.

Answered on

14 December 2017

​We continue to closely monitor the case of Nabeel Rajab and have raised it with the Bahraini Government at the highest levels. The British Government continues to emphasise to the Government of Bahrain the need to respect the rights of all citizens, including freedom of expression.