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Bahraini Human Rights Delegation Meet Visiting US Delegation
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2014-12-05 22:21:23




 

Bahraini Human Rights delegation consisting of Mr Ahmed Hujairi (President of BHRS), Dr. Rula Al Saffar (Coordinator of 'Be Free Campaign’), Dr. Nabil Tamam (Representative of Medics), Sh. Maytham Al Salman (Representative of Interfaith Centre), Mr Abdulqader Al Shehabi (Bahrain Workers Union), Attorney Dr. Hasan Radhi, Attorney Mohammed Ahmed and Attorney Jalil Al Aradi (representing Defence Lawyers), Mr. Ali Jawad (EX-prisoner of conscience) and Mr. Abdulnabi Alekry (BHRO Coordinator for International affairs) met US State Dept. visiting delegation at Bahrain Transparency Society (BTS).

 

The US delegation consisting of Ms. Ann Paterson (Deputy Secretary of State Dept.), Mr. Tom Malinowski (Secretary of State Asst. for Democracy & Human Rights), Mr. Krajeski (Ambassador to Bahrain), Jason Jeffreys (Sp.Asst. to Ms. Patterson), Ms. Rose Jackson (Sp. Advisor to Mr. Malinowski), Ms. Stephanie Hallett (Counsellor for Political & Economic Affairs at US Embassy), Ms. Sarah Grow (Bureau of Democracy & HR at ME Office of State Dept.) and Ms. Cathy Clum (Political Officer at US Embassy).

 

During the meeting, Mr. Alekry welcomed the US visiting delegation and presented a trophy to Mr. Malinowski from BHRO in appreciation of his human rights defence through different posts at public and official sector.

The Bahraini rights delegation exposed the political, legal and institutional environment, in which systematic and comprehensive abuses of human rights in Bahrain are committed; including extra-judicial killing, systematic torture to death, raiding houses usually at dawn, arbitrary arrests, mistreatment of detainees, denial of fair trial with integrity and transparency, the excessive verdicts against defendants; including women, children and elders, the miserable prisons’ conditions; including denial of regular relatives' visitation, necessary medical treatment, education for enlisted students and access to information, sectarian discrimination, stripping off citizenship, mass dismissal based on sectarian and political background.

 

Moreover, every Bahraini delegate exposed a special dossier that included; arbitrary arrests and detention, unfair trials, extra-judicial killing, torture, hatred campaign against major Bahraini component, sectarian discrimination, targeting the opposition, coercive acts against boycotters of the elections, targeting medics, journalists, clerics, HRDs, unionists and opposition figures in particular and the testimony of prisoners of conscience.

 

The Bahraini delegation requested the US delegation to undertake its responsibilities as a friend of both, the Bahraini people and government; to urge The Government of Bahrain to be committed to the Bahraini Constitution, International Treaties, Conventions to limit the recent security policy that incurred great material and mental losses on Bahraini people and to take immediate measures to handle the rights dossier, in which contribute to concluding political settlement for the crises that is the cause of human rights' abuses and the great suffering of Bahraini people.

 

The US delegation forwarded several questions and queries, in which the Bahraini delegation answered and explained in a transparent way along with evidence.

 

Bahrain Dec. 5, 2014

Bahrain Human Rights Observatory (BHRO)

 
 
 
 
 

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