SHAFAQNA (Shia News Association) - UK House Of Commons MPs asked ministers about Bahrain in arms exporting and disabled prisoners , UK government replied insisting on supporting the tyrant King Hamad to continue crack down the peaceful protesters demanding democracy
Question : We are still exporting arms to Bahrain, where the death toll mounts, the numbers in prison grow and the torture continues. I am curious to know whether the Minister has any moral qualms about that.
Answer : As the right hon. Gentleman knows perfectly well from his experience in the Foreign Office, we have one of the most stringent arms export control arrangements in the world, and we look very carefully at these matters. I should add that Bahrain has been an extremely important friend and ally to both the United Kingdom and the United States.
Lord Patten (Conservative)
Question : To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Bahrain regarding the medical welfare of disabled prisoners.
Lord Howell of Guildford (Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Conservative)
Answer : We frequently and consistently raise our concerns on a range of human rights issues with the Government of Bahrain. We expect the authorities to meet all their human rights obligations by ensuring its citizens can exercise the universal human rights to which they are entitled. This includes medical welfare of disabled prisoners.
Source : UK Parliament ,