Bahrain: Capital Punishment:Written question - 59618

(Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
Asked on: 11 January 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Bahrain: Capital Punishment
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Bahrain on the death sentences against Abbas al-Samea, Sami Mushaima and Ali al-Singace; and if he will make a statement.
Answered by: Mr Tobias Ellwood
Answered on: 19 January 2017

The Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Mr Johnson) released a statement on 15 January where he outlined the UK’s firm opposition to the death penalty. It is our longstanding position to oppose capital sentences in all circumstances. The Bahraini authorities are fully aware of our position and the Foreign Secretary has raised the issue with the Government of Bahrain.

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