Bahrain: Torture:Written question - 120822

Asked by Tom Brake
(Carshalton and Wallington)
Asked on: 21 December 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Bahrain: Torture
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, reference to his Department's Torture and Mistreatment Reporting Guidance how many reports he received from his staff in Bahrain between August 2016 and November 2017.
Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 11 January 2018

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has received two reports containing such allegations and has logged them in accordance with the FCO’s guidance. Neither of the reports came from staff in Bahrain. We have raised our concerns over these allegations with the Government of Bahrain. The UK continues to encourage the Government of Bahrain to deliver on its international and domestic human rights commitments. We also encourage those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the relevant human rights oversight bodies.

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