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Bahrain: Political Prisoners

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL11807, tabled on 26 November 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 November (HL11289), why the allegations of mistreatment reported by Bahraini female political prisoners, Hajer Mansoor Hassan, Medina Ali and Najah Yusuf, by Isa Town prison authorities have not been reported under the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Torture and Mistreatment Reporting Guidance.

Answered on

10 December 2018

We encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the appropriate oversight body. We urge these oversight bodies to carry out swift and thorough investigations into any such claims. We understand that the National Institution for Human Rights and the Ministry of Interior Ombudsman are aware of these cases and have been in direct contact with the three individuals.