Written question HL847: Lord Scriven 13-07-2017

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Asked by Lord Scriven
Asked on: 13 July 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Lords
Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the sentencing of Nabeel Rajab, by Bahrain's Lower Criminal Court, to two years in prison on charges of "publishing and broadcasting false news that undermines the prestige of the state", and whether they intend to make a public statement regarding the case.
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Answered on: 26 July 2017

We continue to monitor the case of Nabeel Rajab and have raised it with the Bahraini Government at senior levels. We note the two year sentence given to him and understand there are further steps in the judicial process, including the right of appeal.

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