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Bahrain: Political Prisoners

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL10909, tabled on 22 October 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the response provided by the Bahrain Ombudsman on 18 October to the complaint submitted by Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei on 27 September about the (1) assault, and (2) restrictive measure imposed on female political prisoners Hajer Mansoor, Medina Ali and Najah Yusuf by Isa Town prison authorities.

Answered on

5 November 2018

‚ÄčI am aware of the response provided by the Bahrain Ministry of Interior Ombudsman's Office as part of their investigations into claims submitted by Sayed Alwadaei. I also understand there is further correspondence between the Ombudsman's Office and Mr Alwadaei regarding this investigation. The UK continues to encourage 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, as appears to be the case in this instance.