Bahrain: Civil Liberties:Written question - 40596

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Asked by Ann Clwyd
(Cynon Valley)
Asked on: 14 June 2016
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Bahrain: Civil Liberties
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Bahraini counterpart on restrictions on freedom of assembly and expression in that country.
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Answered by: Mr Tobias Ellwood
Answered on: 27 June 2016

We regularly discuss human rights and reform with the Government of Bahrain, and call on the Bahraini Government to act proportionately in all such cases to protect the universal rights of freedom of expression and assembly. I most recently raised the issue of human rights on 2 June when I met with the Bahraini Foreign Minister at the biannual UK-Bahrain Joint Working Group meeting.

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