Nabeel Rajab :Written question - 40545

Asked by Hilary Benn
(Leeds Central)

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Asked on: 14 June 2016
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Nabeel Rajab
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Bahrain on the re-arrest of Nabeel Rajab in that country.
Answered by: Mr Philip Hammond
Answered on: 27 June 2016

We are concerned about the recent re-arrest of Nabeel Rajab. The UK encourages Bahrain to respect the rights of all its citizens. We call on the Bahraini Government to act proportionately in all such cases to protect the universal rights of freedom of expression. I raised his case with my Bahraini counterpart, Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa on 14 June 2016. We will continue to monitor his case as it develops.

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