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Bahrain: Political Prisoners

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL11805, tabled on 26 November 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Bahraini political prisoners Ali Hajji and Naji Fateel undertaking a hunger strike in order to access urgent medical care; and what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain to ensure inmates are treated in line with international standards.

Answered on

10 December 2018

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and our Embassy in Bahrain are aware of the cases of Ali Hajji and Naji Fateel. We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to raise them with the appropriate Bahraini human rights oversight body. We continue to encourage the oversight bodies in Bahrain to carry out thorough and swift investigations into any such claims.