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Maher al-Khabbaz

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL8869, tabled on 21 June 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case of Bahraini death-row inmate Maher Al-Khabbaz, following the letter by four UN experts to the government of Bahrain on 14 February expressing concerns that his trial “did not meet fair trial and due process guarantees”.

Answered on

4 July 2018

The UK is firmly opposed to the death penalty. It is the Government's longstanding position to oppose capital sentences in all circumstances and countries. We continue to make this clear to the Government of Bahrain.

We continue to follow the case of Maher al-Khabbaz and, where we have concerns, we raise them at a senior level with the Government of Bahrain.