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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government, 

further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 12 December (HL3727), in describing the Bahrain Ombudsman for the Ministry of the Interior as "independent", whether they took account of the report of the UN Committee against Torture, published on 29 May, which states that "these bodies are not independent" and "complaints ultimately pass through the Ministry of the Interior".

  HL4382

Question HL4382: tabled on 20 December 2017 and due for answer by 8 January 2018

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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government, 

further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 12 December (HL3727), in describing the Bahrain Ombudsman for the Ministry of the Interior as "independent", whether they took account of the report of the UN Committee against Torture, published on 29 May, which states that "these bodies are not independent" and "complaints ultimately pass through the Ministry of the Interior".

  HL4382
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