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Bahrain: Technical Assistance

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL7947, tabled on 16 May 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of claims in the report Training Torturers published by Reprieve and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy that the UK funded and trained Bahraini institutions accused of covering up torture.

Answered on

1 June 2018

We note the recent report by Reprieve and Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy. We do not recognise the claim that UK assistance has contributed to human rights abuses. Its purpose and effect is to support positive reform and all of our support is regularly reviewed. Only by working with Bahrain can we bring about the changes we would like to see in the country.