To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on investigations being carried out by Bahrain’s human rights oversight bodies with respect to the female political prisoner, Najah Ahmed Yousif; and if he will make a statement.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
15 June 2018
The 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.