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Najah Ahmed Yousif

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 142322, tabled on 9 May 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Bahrain on reports of sexual abuse and torture and on the imprisonment of female political activist Najah Ahmed Yousif for her social media activity against Bahrain Grand Prix; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

17 May 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 encourages the Government of Bahrain to deliver on its international and domestic human rights commitments.