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Sayed Alwadaei

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL7774, tabled on 10 May 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain in relation to the judicial harassment of Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei and his family members, in particular (1) the revocation of Mr Alwadaei’s citizenship in 2015 that rendered him stateless, and (2) the torture and imprisonment of his family members.

Answered on

22 May 2018

The UK has concerns about the revocation of nationality when it renders a person stateless. We have raised this at a senior level with the Government of Bahrain.

The British Embassy in Bahrain and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office continue to monitor the cases of family members of Mr Alwadaei. We have raised the cases at a senior level with the Government of Bahrain.

We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the appropriate oversight bodies and we encourage these oversight bodies to carry out swift and thorough investigations. We understand that there have been communications between Mr Alwadaei and the oversight bodies in Bahrain on these cases.