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Bahrain: Torture

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL13131, tabled on 8 February 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 25 January (HL12009), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, what assessment they made of reports that (1) torture, and (2) cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, has occurred in the Muharraq Security Complex in Bahrain; and whether they received any such reports (a) through the Torture and Mistreatment Reporting Guidance, published in March 2011, or (b) through public representations or records.

Answered on

22 February 2021

We are aware of allegations about the Muharraq Security Complex. We monitor a number of sources of information on matters that relate to human rights in Bahrain and make assessments on that basis. Our latest assessment of the human rights situation in Bahrain was published as part of our Human Rights and Democracy Report in July 2020.