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Bahrain: Political Prisoners and Torture

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 189583, tabled on 9 November 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many political prisoners there are in Bahrain; and how many people who have been found to have administered torture have been tried and imprisoned.

Answered on

15 November 2018

We do not hold figures for the number of prisoners in Bahrain.

The United Kingdom encourages those with concerns about treatment in detention to report them to the appropriate oversight body. We also encourage the oversight body to carry out swift and thorough investigations into any such reports.

The oversight bodies issue statistics on their investigations in public statements and reports. Such reports are available on the oversight websites. The UK does not hold figures for those prosecuted as a result of investigations.