Bahrain: Political Prisoners:Written question - 26691

Asked by Paul Flynn
(Newport West)
Asked on: 10 February 2016
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Bahrain: Political Prisoners
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Bahraini counterparts on the amount of political prisoners held in Bahrain; and what representations he has made for such prisoners.
Answered by: Mr Tobias Ellwood
Answered on: 24 February 2016

We regularly discuss human rights and reform with the Government of Bahrain. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond) most recently raised human rights with his Bahraini counterpart, Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa, on 4 February. Where 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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