Denmark concerned over deterioration of Nabeel Rajab’s health situation

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SHAFAQNA – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark expressed its serious concern by the information it received about the health condition of the prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab who is placed in solitary confinement.

In a letter on Tuesday (August 23, 2016) to the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and which Bahrain Mirror learned about, the Ministry of Foreign affairs said that “it fully understands the alarming nature of the concerns expressed by BCHR regarding the general human rights situation in Bahrain.”

It added “Denmark will remain committed to raising questions on the human rights situation in Bahrain,” reminding that it tackled “the arbitrary detention in Bahrain through the statements it issued at the HRC32 in Geneva on June 22, 2016.”

The ministry concluded saying “we reiterated our call for the release of all arbitrarily detained people in Bahrain”. Denmark fully supports various EU statements and positions on the human rights situation in Bahrain.

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