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Najah al-Sheikh

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL6171, tabled on 7 March 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain with respect to the alleged torture and sexual assault of female activist Najah al-Sheikh; and what assessment they have made of whether she faces serious charges based on coerced confessions.

Answered on

21 March 2018

The UK has a continuing dialogue with the Government of Bahrain in which we raise individual cases. Our Embassy in Bahrain monitors this specific case. The UK encourages 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.