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Bahrain: Children

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL13704, tabled on 25 February 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) reports that at least 15 children have been arrested in Bahrain since 7 February, and (2) the health of those reportedly detained; what discussions they have had with the government of Bahrain about their release.

Answered on

11 March 2021

We are following the detention of a number of juveniles including Sayed Hasan Ameen, who were arrested for arson, endangering the lives and property of others, and preparing and possessing Molotov cocktails. We understand these cases are pending legal proceedings, and are being supervised by social work specialists. We will continue to monitor and raise these cases if and when appropriate. The Government of Bahrain has been clear that access to medical care for those in detention is provided in line with the constitution of Bahrain.