To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Government of Bahrain on the refusal by Jau prison authorities to allow Bahraini academic Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace to attend a medical appointment; and if he will make a statement.
7 September 2018
We have raised the case of Dr Al Singace with the Bahraini authorities at a senior level and continue to closely monitor the case. The UK encourages those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the relevant human rights oversight bodies. We urge those 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.