Monday 13 July 2020 / 4:38 PM Foreign Policy / Lisa Nandy

UK Government must not remain silent over Bahrain human rights – Nandy

Lisa Nandy MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, commenting on Bahrain’s high court upholding death sentences for two pro-democracy activists, said:

“In a case where the UK is clearly able to exert influence, the Government must not remain silent.

“The torture of Mohamed Ramadhan and Hussain Moosa was horrific and clear evidence presented that their confessions coerced. The UK Government cannot claim to be standing up for pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong but fail to apply the same principles to Bahrain.

“Last week Ministers acknowledged the ‘close and important’ relationship between the UK and Bahrain. The Foreign Secretary must come to the House of Commons on Tuesday and assure MPs that we will not be bystanders when we have the opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to defending human rights.”