Bahrain: Political Prisoners:Written question - 23381


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Asked on: 20 January 2016
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Bahrain: Political Prisoners
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received on the number of political prisoners in Bahrain; and if he will make representations to the government of Bahrain calling for the release of such prisoners.
Answered by: Mr Tobias Ellwood
Answered on: 25 January 2016

We regularly discuss human rights and reform with the Government of Bahrain - including at the biannual UK-Bahrain Joint Working Group meeting which was most recently held in November 2015. If we have specific concerns around convictions or sentencing, we raise these with the Government of Bahrain as part of our wider dialogue on human rights and reform.

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