Bahraini Clerics Welcome High Commissioner’s Speech and 35-Member State Statement

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SHAFAQNA – Bahraini Shiite clerics said they welcome the speech of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Al-Hussein, and the statement issued by 35 member states of the Human Rights Council.

In a statement issued Saturday (September 17, 2016), the clerics said, “We welcome what the High Commissioner mentioned about facts experienced and witnessed by the Bahraini people. This is also what a group of member states from the Human Rights Council confirmed, including facts that fraud efforts and pre-paid public relations agencies failed to overshadow, or mislead the international public opinion.”

The statement that was undersigned by the “Bahraini Scholars”, further noted that, “despite preventing human rights activists from traveling to expose the suffering of the people, despite detaining many others, despite sending government representatives instead, and despite spending all that money on the expense of the people to legitimize crushing and persecuting them- despite all that, Allah Almighty chose to expose the liar.”

“We join our voices to the international voices calling for putting an end to the regime’s religious, political, and rights persecution of the Bahraini people. We call for paving the way for freedom and political solutions, rather than repression and security solutions,” the statement went on to say.

In collaboration with Bahrain Mirror

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