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Sayed Alwadaei

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 165178, tabled on 17 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 April 2018 to Question HL6839, what assessments the Government has since made of the ability of Bahraini human rights defender, Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, to continue his work given the recent threats and reprisals facing his imprisoned mother-in-law, Hajer Mansoor Hassan.

Answered on

23 July 2018

​We have received assurances from the Bahraini authorities that there have been no reprisals against the family members of Sayed Alwadaei. We understand that he has been able to continue his work in the UK.

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.