Bahrain: Capital Punishment:Written question - HL4663

Asked by Lord Hylton
Asked on: 16 January 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Bahrain: Capital Punishment
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recent execution in Bahrain of three men convicted of murder; whether they will appeal for clemency in the cases of Mohammed Ramadan and Hussain Mosa; and if not, why not.
Answered on: 30 January 2017

The Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) released a statement on 15 January where he outlined the UK's firm opposition to oppose the death penalty. It is our longstanding position to the death penalty in all countries and circumstances. The Bahraini authorities are fully aware of our position and the Foreign Secretary has raised the issue with the Bahraini Government. We continue to follow the cases of Mohammed Ramadan and Hussain Moosa closely. Our understanding is that the cases are still undergoing due process.

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