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Bahrain: Prisoners

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 120230, tabled on 19 December 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made representations to the Government of Bahrain on the treatment of women in Bahrain's Isa Town Women's Prison.

Answered on

8 January 2018

The Government monitors events in Bahrain closely. We regularly raise human rights concerns with the Bahraini authorities in private and public and will continue to do so. Where we have concerns on specific cases we raise these at an appropriately senior level. We continue to encourage the Government of Bahrain to deliver on its international and domestic human rights commitments.

We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the relevant human rights oversight bodies.

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