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Question HL2833: tabled on 23 March 2020 and due for answer by 6 April 2020

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To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the announcement by the government of Bahrain on 12 March that it will release 1,486 detainees for “humanitarian reasons, in the backdrop of current circumstances", what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain about the release of Sayed Nizar Alwadaei, who was deemed arbitrarily detained by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on 7 January 2019; and what discussions they have had with that government about the reasons why Sayed Nizar Alwadaei and other vulnerable political prisoners, including Hassan Mushaima and Abduljalil al-Singace, were reportedly declared ineligible for release.
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