UN HR High Commissioner: Repression will not Eliminate People's Grievances in Bahrain
2017-03-08 - 6:56 p
Bahrain Mirror: Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, criticized the increasing repression exercised by the authorities in Bahrain since June 2016.
Presenting the annual report in the 34th session of the Human Rights Council on Wednesday (March 8, 2017), the high commissioner called on Bahrain to allow his office's representatives and Special Procedures mandate holders to swiftly conduct visits to the country, urging the Government of Bahrain to undertake concrete confidence building measures.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights further stated: "The Government has imposed increasing restrictions on civil society and politics since June 2016, including intimidation, arrests and interrogations, travel bans and closure orders," stressing that "this repression will not eliminate people's grievances; it will increase them."
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