HL Deb 26 January 1999 vol 596 c145WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether on 20 January, the third anniversary of the detention without charge or trial of Sheikh Abdul Amir al-Jamri in Bahrain, they will comply with the request by his family that the British Embassy in Manama should ask to visit him in prison. [HL431]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

I refer the noble Lord to my Answer given on 19 May 1998 (WA 156). The situation has not changed. The Bahraini authorities have again assured our Ambassador in Bahrain that Sheikh al-Jamri has been visited regularly by the International Committee for the Red Cross and members of his family. He has access to medical treatment whenever he wishes, and also when the authorities think it is prudent.