Human Rights At Home and Abroad
On Thursday I had a question to the Foreign Office about the record of the Egyptian Government in Human Rights. This is an issue that I raised with them when the UK hosted a visit from the Egyptian President last year and I returned again to the case of Ibrahim Halawa, an Irish National supported by the human rights campaigners at Reprieve. You can read the exchange here.
Another campaign in which I have been working with Reprieve is on the banning of sales of pharmaceuticals to governments in the USA for use on death row and this week I met the UK Chief Executive of Hikma Pharmaceuticals, a company that has produced medicines which have been used in the past for executions in the United States.
In the meeting, Hikma confirmed that they are trying to close down any loopholes and reviewing all their contracts.