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Bahrain: Human Rights

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 191988, tabled on 15 November 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment has been made of the implications for Government policy of the concerns expressed by the Committee on Civil and Political Rights on 4 July 2018, in relation to Sayed Ahmed Alwadei and other Bahraini individuals who have reportedly been subjected to reprisals connected to their work alongside the Human Rights Council of the UN.

Answered on

21 November 2018

We have received assurances from the Bahraini authorities that there have been no reprisals against the family members of Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei. We encourage those with concerns to report these to the appropriate Bahrain human rights oversight bodies. We urge these oversight bodies to carry out swift and thorough investigations into any such claims.