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Najah al-Sheikh

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 152048, tabled on 11 June 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Bahraini counterpart on allegations of torture by Bahraini activist Najah Al Sheikh; and whether UK representatives will attend her next hearing on 25 June.

Answered on

19 June 2018

‚ÄčThe UK has a continuing dialogue with the Government of Bahrain in which we raise individual cases. Our Embassy in Bahrain has monitored this specific case and will attend the next hearing. 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 continues to encourage the Government of Bahrain to deliver on its international and domestic human rights commitments.