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Bahrain: Visits Abroad

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL12008, tabled on 11 January 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement issued by the government of Bahrain on 27 December labelling reports relating to concerns raised over the Home Secretary’s visit to Muharraq Governorate Police in Bahrain as “misinformation… targeted at impacting the reputation and achievements of Bahrain’s human rights record”.

Answered on

25 January 2021

The British Government welcomes the clarification from the government of Bahrain and its commitment to continue to address concerns about its human rights record. When making assessments, published in our annual human rights report, we take note of a number of sources of information and continue to monitor closely developments on all matters that relate to human rights within the country. The Home Secretary's visit to the Muharraq police station allowed her to see their approach to community policing, an important area of development.