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Asylum: Bahrain

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 23 April 2009, Official Report, column 850W, on asylum: Bahrain, what sources of information about Bahrain were used in assessing the applications for asylum of (a) Abdul Raouf Shayeb and (b) Musa Abd Ali Mohammed, in the absence of UK Border Agency country specific guidance. (273800)

Information from individual records is confidential and cannot be disclosed to a third party without the authority of the individuals concerned. In the absence of specific country guidance, UK Border Agency case owners have access to country of origin (COI) information produced by the Home Office COI Service from a wide range of reliable external information sources including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, human rights organisations, inter-governmental organisations, non-governmental organisations such as Amnesty International, news media and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).