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Bahrain: Political Prisoners

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL12760, tabled on 10 January 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Bahrain about the release of Sayed Nazar Alwadaei, Mahmood Marzooq Mansoor and Hajar Mansoor Hassan, following the statement by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on 9 January that they were held because of their family ties with Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei.

Answered on

21 January 2019

The British Embassy in Bahrain and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office continue to monitor the cases of Sayed Nazar Al-Wadaei, Mahmood Marzooq Mansoor and Hajar Mansoor Hassan. We have raised these cases at a senior level with the Government of Bahrain. We have received assurances from the Bahraini authorities that there have been no reprisals against the family members of Mr Alwadaei.