Julie has hosted an event on the situation of human rights in Bahrain on the morning of Wednesday March 1st in the European Parliament in Brussels.
The event hosted the NGOs Reprieve, the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH), The Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy, and the European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights.
Bahraini human rights activist, Hussain Jawad spoke of his experience of torture and abuse while imprisoned in Bahrain. Julie emphasised the role of the UK government in white washing the Bahraini government's abuses, while Ana Gomes MEP highlighted the need for a firmer EU approach.
Julie will continue to work to raise the human rights situation in Bahrain.