HL Deb 10 February 1998 vol 585 c152WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will make representations to the Government of Bahrain about the exile for the last 16 years of the Bahraini citizens and former trade union leaders Hamid Awachi and Mohammed Abdul-Jallel Al-Morbati, and about the practice of exiling dissidents in general. [HL330]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

We regularly raise human rights issues with the Bahraini authorities, including with their Ambassador in London. We will continue to do so. However we have been unable to trace any information relating to Hamid Awachi and Mohammed Abdul-Jallel. If the noble Lord could provide such information, we would be happy to pursue the matter.