To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 December (HL3730), and the concern expressed by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights six UN special rapporteurs that the measures taken against the family of Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei sought to intimidate and impair his human rights activities, what specific assurances they have received from the government of Bahrain; and what steps they have taken to independently verify those assurances.
8 January 2018
We have raised these cases at a senior level with the Bahraini authorities. The Government of Bahrain has also released public statements on these cases, with reassurances that the legal cases against the individuals are not related to Mr Al Wadaei’s activities. We understand that Mr Al Wadaei has been able to continue with his work.