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Bahrain: The executions must be stopped immediately!

More than two thirds of the countries around the world have either abolished the death penalty – or have a moratorium on it. Bahrain used to be one of them. But the country ended its de facto moratorium in 2017, and so far six people have been executed. Dozens are currently on a death row, including Mohamed Ramadan and Hussein Ali Moosa. Both report that they were tortued into confessions; and both are at imminent risk of execution.

This is a clear violation of international human rights standards. As the Chair of the Delegation to the Arab Peninsula, I urge the rulers of Bahrain to stop all executions immediately and return to the moratorium on the death penalty. This is the only way Bahrain can come closer to its objective of becoming a champion on human rights.

You can watch my speech in plenary here:

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