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Bahrain: Capital Punishment

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL5890, tabled on 26 February 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain regarding the decision of the Bahraini High Military Court of Appeals to uphold the death sentences issued to six civilians in December 2017 for planning to target Bahraini security forces; and what assessment they have made of the case and the Court’s decision to reject the appeal.

Answered on

12 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 senior levels.

We understand that those handed the death sentence in these cases now have a further right of appeal.