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Bahrain: Political Prisoners

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 120031, tabled on 18 December 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the treatment of political prisoners in Bahrain; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

21 December 2017

The Government monitors events in Bahrain closely. We regularly raise human rights concerns with the Bahraini authorities in private and in public and will continue to do so. We encourage the Government of Bahrain to deliver on its international and domestic human rights commitments. We encourage those with concerns about the treatment of prisoners in detention to report these to the relevant human rights oversight bodies.