HL Deb 01 February 1995 vol 560 c112WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What information they have about the number of people killed and arrested respectively in the demonstrations for the restoration of the 1973 constitution in Bahrain, since 7 December 1994.

Lord Inglewood

One policeman and two civilians were killed during the demonstrations in December 1994. There have been unconfirmed reports of two further civilian deaths in separate incidents in January. It is difficult to be precise about the total number of arrests. We believe that 500 or so have been detained, many of whom have now been released.