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Bahrain: Capital Punishment

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL4473, tabled on 8 January 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any representations to the government of Bahrain regarding (1) the death sentences passed on six civilians by the Supreme Military Court on 25 December 2017, and (2) the failure of the Military Court to consider allegations of torture when trying that case.

Answered on

22 January 2018

The UK is firmly opposed to the death penalty. It is the Government's longstanding position to oppose capital sentences in all circumstances and countries. We continue to make this clear to the Government of Bahrain and have raised these particular cases at senior levels.