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Bahrain: Detainees

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL4425, tabled on 21 December 2017

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain regarding the denial of adequate medical care and prevention of family visitation to detainees in Jau Prison, including (1) Hasan Mushaima, (2) AbdulHadi Alkhawaja, and (3) Dr Abduljalil Alsingace.

Answered on

8 January 2018

The UK has a continuing dialogue with the Government of Bahrain in which we are able to raise individual cases at a senior level, including the referenced cases.

We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the relevant human rights oversight bodies. We urge these bodies to carry out swift and thorough investigations. The UK continues to encourage the Government of Bahrain to deliver on its international and domestic human rights commitments.