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Isa Qassim

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 126136, tabled on 1 February 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Government of Bahrain on the house arrest and revocation of citizenship of prominent Shiite cleric, Sheikh Isa Qassim; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

7 February 2018

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Embassy in Bahrain continue to monitor events there closely. The UK has concerns about the revocation of nationality where it renders a person stateless, and we have raised this at a senior level with the Government of Bahrain.

The Government of Bahrain have issued public statements that Sheikh Isa Qassim is not under house arrest.