VIDEO: In Response to ADHRB Question UN High Commissioner Says There's Clear Realization Little Has Been Done in Bahrain

2016-03-11 - 11:01 p

Bahrain Mirror: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad, stated that little has been done on the levels of accountability and ending impunity with regards to those involved in the human rights violations in Bahrain.

Commenting on a question raised by Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) on Thursday (March 10, 2016) within the framework of the 31st session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Zeid Ra'ad said: "There is a clear realization inside and outside that little has been done in the fields of accountability."

The UN high commissioner expressed his serious concern about the increasing cases of impunity, especially concerning violations committed against "protestors and detainees in addition to torture claims."

He further stated that "the recent decisions such as the prosecution and subsequent arrest of prominent political and human rights figures and the revocation of at least 230 nationalities are of serious concern."

Ra'ad also called on the government to release all the arrested in connection with peaceful protests, particularly minors and women and to reconsider the July 2014 amendments made to the nationality law, which allows revoking the citizenship of dissents.

The comments of the high commissioner came after " target="_blank">Sayed Ahmed Al-Wadaei, Director of Advocacy at BIRD, asked a question in the name of ADHRB and Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), about "the tangible indication the UN high commissioner has received from the government of Bahrain that the government intends to subsequently coordinate with your office to implement legal reforms to uphold the international standards of human rights."

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