UN: Secretary-General Urges Bahraini Gov’t to Take Measures to Foster Political Dialogue & Comply with HR
2016-01-19 - 1:29 am
Bahrain Mirror: Contrary to the vague text published by the official news agency (BNA), the United Nations News Centre published a report about a phone call between the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Bahrain's Foreign Minister Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa, explaining that Ban urged the Bahraini Government to "take further measures to foster peaceful political dialogue amongst all Bahrainis."
The news report entitled "In phone call, Ban discusses challenges to regional peace and security with Foreign Minister of Bahrain," said that the United Nations Secretary-General urged the Foreign Minister and the Government in Bahrain to take more provisions to promote the peaceful political dialogue between all Bahrainis.
Ban Ki-moon also encouraged minister "to fully comply with the Kingdom's international human rights obligations, including by upholding freedom of expression, assembly and other fundamental freedoms."
"Such measures will not only promote peace, security, reconciliation and prosperity in Bahrain, but will also contribute to defusing tensions in the region," the statement added.
BNA published a report on the phone call without mentioning any of Ban Ki-moon's demands made to the Bahraini authorities, and what he stated about the necessity of complying with international commitments regarding human rights.
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