Bahrain Base: House of Commons Early Day Motion 609

Parliament

House of Commons Early day motion 609

BAHRAIN BASE

Date tabled: 08.12.2014
Primary sponsor: Jeremy Corbyn MP
Sponsors:
• Caroline Lucas MP • Julian Huppert MP • Katy Clark MP • John McDonnell MP • John Cryer MP • Paul Flynn MP • David Anderson MP • Mark Durkan MP

That this House is appalled that Britain has signed an agreement with the government of Bahrain to establish a permanent military base at Port Mina Salman in Bahrain; believes that this announcement will be deeply upsetting to all those who have suffered human rights abuses by the government of Bahrain and its officials, and will serve to send a message that the UK Government is not interested in justice, rule of law and reconciliation in Bahrain; notes the protests in Bahrain since the announcement was made; believes that the increased British military presence is likely to exacerbate tensions in the region; and calls on the UK Government to play a much more constructive role in Bahrain to help end, and ensure appropriate redress for, serious human rights violations, and to encourage meaningful dialogue leading to substantive political reform.

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