Maher al-Khabbaz:Written question - HL5315

Q
Asked by Lord Scriven
Asked on: 31 January 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Maher al-Khabbaz
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what urgent representations, if any, they have made to the government of Bahrain concerning the decision of the Court of Cassation on 29 January to uphold the death sentence of Maher al-Khabbaz; and what assessment they have made of his case and trial.
A
Answered on: 14 February 2018

The UK is firmly opposed to the death penalty. It is the Government's longstanding position to oppose capital sentences in all circumstances and countries. We continue to make this clear to the Government of Bahrain.

We continue to follow the case of Maher al-Khabbaz and, where we have concerns, we raise them at a senior level with the Government of Bahrain.

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