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Bahrain: Politics and Government

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 129615, tabled on 26 February 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to make representations to his counterpart in the Bahraini Government on the recent death sentences issued to six people for planning an attack on the police and security forces.

Answered on

6 March 2018

The United Kingdom is firmly opposed to the use of 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 the highest levels.

We understand that those handed the death sentences now have a further right of appeal.