Sheikh Isa Qassim:Written question - 45395

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Asked by Hilary Benn
(Leeds Central)
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Asked on: 07 September 2016
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Sheikh Isa Qassim
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in Bahrain on the decision to revoke Sheikh Isa Qassim's Bahraini citizenship.
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Answered by: Mr Tobias Ellwood
Answered on: 12 September 2016

We issued a statement on 22 June, expressing concern that the nationality of Bahraini Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim is being revoked. We have raised our concerns at senior levels in the Bahraini government and continue to strongly encourage Bahrain to live up to its international human rights obligations. An official from our Embassy in Bahrain has attended both of his hearings so far. I understand that his next hearing will be on 15 September. We will continue to follow his case closely.

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