7 October 2019 – On 1 October, French Member of Parliament (MP) Michel Larive tabled a parliamentary question on the human rights situation in Bahrain. He raised concerns regarding the execution of two Bahraini torture victims which took place in July 2019 and the ongoing suppression of human rights defenders and political opposition figures. In particular he raised the cases of Nabeel Rajab, Abdulhadi AlKhawaja and Dr. Abduljalil AlSingace. MP Larive asked if the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs was aware of these ongoing violations in the Kingdom of Bahrain and whether he planned to make a public statement on the subject in the near future. He also asked how France can use its influence to secure the release of political prisoners and human rights defenders. This parliamentary question was a result of ADHRB’s international advocacy efforts. Find the full text of the question here.