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Bahrain: Capital Punishment

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 139039, tabled on 27 April 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Bahrain on the recent decision of the Bahrain’s Military Court of Cassation to uphold the death sentences of four people of whom three are civilians.

Answered on

8 May 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. The UK welcomes the decision on 26 April of His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa to commute these death sentences.