Bahrain: Politics and Government:Written question - 40546

Asked by Hilary Benn
(Leeds Central)

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Asked on: 14 June 2016
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Bahrain: Politics and Government
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Bahrain on the suspension of the main Shia opposition group in that country.
Answered by: Mr Philip Hammond
Answered on: 27 June 2016

We are concerned by the decision to suspend the activities of the Bahraini opposition group, Al Wefaq, and freeze its assets. I raised this issue with my Bahraini counterpart, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa on 14 June 2016. We encourage Bahrain to respect the rights of political groups to operate and to seek an inclusive political dialogue.

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