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Parliamentary questions
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2 December 2019
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 138
Francesca Donato, Marco Zanni, Anna Bonfrisco, Annalisa Tardino
 Answer in writing 
 Subject: Human rights violations in Bahrain

Many human rights organisations, among them Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have repeatedly condemned serious human rights violations by the Al-Khalifa dictatorship in Bahrain, where torture, arbitrary detention of citizens, rape, extrajudicial killings, execution of peaceful opponents and serious breaches in the human rights of women and political prisoners are, unfortunately, everyday occurrences. Nor are freedom of speech or religion safe in Bahrain, where the government tramples on them daily. It also continues to kill and maim through its involvement in the coalition headed by Saudi Arabia in Yemen.

On 14 June 2018 Parliament adopted a resolution on the human rights situation in Bahrain, calling on the government to stop the executions, release all political activists and put an end to the use of military courts to try citizens. Nonetheless, the Al-Khalifa regime continues with its heinous and inhuman practices.

In light of this:

What action is the Commission taking to address this situation now, and what steps will it take in the future so human rights are really respected in Bahrain?

Original language of question: IT
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