BRUTAL BAHRAINI REGIME MUST BE CHALLENGED ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES

I called on the UK Government to end its support for the brutal and oppressive Bahraini regime, which is guilty of detaining rounding up political opponents and critics, and subjecting them to cruel and random punishments, including torture.

For too long, the UK Government has turned a blind eye to Bahrain’s human rights violations, cosying up to those who deny their citizens basic rights and sending funding to Bahrain through the Gulf Strategy Fund.

The UK Government needs to send a clear and robust signal that the human rights abuses in Bahrain are unacceptable and bring all possible pressure on the regime to relent from the barbaric treatment of their people. We cannot silently stand by and allow those standing up for their freedom to be brutalised.

Watch my speech below 👇