Skip to main content

Bahrain: Political Prisoners

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 146904, tabled on 1 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the letter of the hon. Member for Argyll and Bute of 21 December 2020, what the most recent date was upon which the Government made representations to the Government of Bahrain on the cases of medical negligence against the Bahraini political prisoners Hasan Mushaima, Dr Abduljalil AlSingace and Sheikh AlMuqdad.

Answered on

4 February 2021

We continue to monitor and raise the cases of Hassan Mushaima, Dr Abduljalil Al Singace and Sheikh Abduljalil Al Muqdad.

The Government of Bahrain has been clear in public statements that access to medical care for those in detention is guaranteed by the Constitution of Bahrain. We welcome those assurances.

Those with concerns regarding the treatment of a prisoner should contact the relevant authorities as well as the appropriate national oversight body.

Named day
Named day questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.