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Bahrain: Political Prisoners

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL11808, tabled on 26 November 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 November (HL11290), how the human rights impact and the effectiveness of the technical assistance programme to Bahrain is assessed if no figures are held for the number of political prisoners.

Answered on

10 December 2018

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has provided numerous updates on its work in Bahrain in its annual Human Rights Reports. The UK has provided a range of technical assistance and will continue to support Bahrain to deliver its reform initiatives. Only by working with partners can we bring about the changes we would like to see.