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Bahrain: Human Rights

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL13130, tabled on 24 January 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the report by Human Rights Watch World Report 2019: events of 2018, published in January, that civilian and military courts in Bahrain continued “to convict and imprison peaceful dissenters, including prominent human rights defenders and opposition leaders, under the guise of national security” in 2018.

Answered on

4 February 2019

The UK supports freedom of expression and freedom of speech as both a fundamental right in itself and as an essential element of a full range of human rights. We continue to encourage the Government of Bahrain to protect freedom of expression for all of its citizens, in line with its international obligations.