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Bahrain: Political Prisoners

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL8233, tabled on 24 May 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the Bahraini Ombudsman is conducting swift and thorough investigations into allegations that female political prisoners Hajer Mansoor Hassan and Medina Ali are being denied access to medical treatment in Isa Town Prison.

Answered on

7 June 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.