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Hajer Mansoor Hassan and Medina Ali

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 139943, tabled on 1 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to raise with the Government of Bahrain the conditions and lack of access to medical care of the female political prisoners, Hajer Mansoor Hassan and Medina Ali, in that country.

Answered on

10 May 2018

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Embassy in Bahrain are aware of these cases and continue to monitor events. We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the appropriate oversight body. We urge these oversight bodies to carry out swift and thorough investigations into any such claims. We understand that the National Institution for Human Rights is aware of these cases and is monitoring the situation, and that the Ombudsman of the Ministry of Interior is also investigating the claims.