Najah al-Sheikh:Written question - HL6171

Asked by Lord Scriven
Asked on: 07 March 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Najah al-Sheikh
To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain with respect to the alleged torture and sexual assault of female activist Najah al-Sheikh; and what assessment they have made of whether she faces serious charges based on coerced confessions.
Answered on: 21 March 2018

The UK has a continuing dialogue with the Government of Bahrain in which we raise individual cases. Our Embassy in Bahrain monitors this specific case. The UK encourages those with concerns about treatment in detention to report these to the relevant human rights oversight bodies. We urge these bodies to carry out swift and thorough investigations. The UK continues to encourage the Government of Bahrain to deliver on its international and domestic human rights commitments.

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