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FCO Closely Monitors Al-Wasat Suspension, Has Fears Raised to Government of Bahrain

2017-07-08 - 9:18 p

Bahrain Mirror: Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth office Alistair Burt said that his country is closely monitoring the suspension of Al-Wasat newspaper, the only independent newspaper in Bahrain.

Burt replied to a question raised by Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat and Liberal Democrat Chief Whip, regarding what representations he has made to the Government of Bahrain on its decision to suspend indefinitely the newspaper Al-Wasat, saying that "​the Bahraini Ministry of Interior suspended Al-Wasat in June. We are monitoring the situation closely. Where we have concerns we raise them at an appropriate level with the Government of Bahrain."

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