Skip to main content

Bahrain: Capital Punishment

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 139942, tabled on 1 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will raise with the Government of Bahrain the UN statement calling for to end military trials against civilians and a retrial for the prisoners, Mohamed AbdulHasan AlMutaghawi, Fadhel Sayed Radhi, Sayed Alawi Husain and Mubarak Adel Mubarak Mahanna, who received the death sentence.

Answered on

10 May 2018

The UK has a continuing dialogue with the Government of Bahrain on a range of issues. 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 of His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa on 26 April to commute these death sentences.