Parliamentary question answered on Ahmed Mansoor
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Question asked by Mr Ben Bradshaw
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to make representations to his Emirati counterpart on (a) recent reports that Ahmed Mansoor has been tortured in al-Sadr prison and (b) Ahmed Mansoor's right to access to healthcare during his hunger strike under UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners.
Answered by: Dr Andrew Murrison
Officials have previously raised the case of Ahmed Mansoor with senior Emirati officials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The UK urges all countries to comply with their human rights obligations and our close relationship with the UAE allows us to discuss important issues such as human rights. Where the UK has cause for concern, we raise these concerns at official and Ministerial level.