Bahrain: Capital Punishment:Written question - HL7300

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Asked by Lord Scriven
Asked on: 25 April 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Bahrain: Capital Punishment
Lords
To ask Her Majesty's Government what urgent representations they have made regarding the decision by the Military Court of Cassation in Bahrain to uphold death sentences against four citizens, given that these men are now facing imminent execution.
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Answered on: 10 May 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. The UK welcomes the decision on of His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa on 26 April to commute these death sentences.

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