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Hassan Mushaima

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 174027, tabled on 12 September 2018

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 political prisoner Hassan Mushaima access to (a) a diabetes specialist, (b) regular family visits and (c) books and personal notes; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

11 October 2018

As I said in my response to the debate in Westminster Hall on 11 September, the Government of Bahrain have released a detailed public statement regarding the access to healthcare that Mr Mushaima has received since he has been in detention, and we have received categorical assurances that, in his case and others, there is and has been access to appropriate medical care while in detention. We have also received similar assurances regarding visitation rights and access to reading and writing materials.