4 Bahraini NGOs Call on KSA, Bahrain, UAE to Stop Actions Violating Human Rights in Qatar Rift
2017-06-12 - 11:55 p
Bahrain Mirror: Bahraini human rights organizations demanded Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates to stop their actions that violate human rights principles following the severing of ties with Qatar.
The signatory organizations of the joint statement were Bahrain Human Rights Forum, The European-Bahraini Organization for Human Rights (EBOHR), SALAM for Democracy and Human Rights, Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR). They stated that the measures have caused serious harm to the people, citizens and residents of these countries.
"Due to the recent measures taken by the Gulf States, many civil rights have been violated, such as the right to education by expelling many university students and disrupting the education of other students, without obtaining any guarantees or alternatives," the statement added.
In addition, the Bahraini organization stressed, "The human rights organizations note that such political decisions do not take into consideration the interrelationships between these countries which are part of the GCC. Consequently, their repercussions include families and their interdependence."
"The human rights organizations view these sanctions against anyone who dares to object to these decisions, merely another attempt to silence any criticism, a violation of international law and human rights standards implied by in all countries of the world," they further said.
The signatory human rights organizations called in this statement upon the international community to act immediately to put pressure on these countries to take into account the basic human rights principles in dealing with political issues and disputes. They also believed that the lack of response from the international community to this dispute will encourage these countries to pursue their methods of restricting public freedoms.
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