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On 8th Anniv. of Bassiouni Report, 3 Bahraini Org. Call on Bahraini Gov't to Launch Genuine, Comprehensive National Reconciliation

2019-11-23 - 8:47 p

Bahrain Mirror: Three Bahraini organizations, Bahrain Interfaith, the Bahrain Press Association and the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, issued today (November 23, 2019) a statement in London on the eighth anniversary of the issuance of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry's report "Bassiouni report".

The organizations urged "the Government of Bahrain to adopt the option of dialogue in order to achieve comprehensive national reconciliation and fix the current crisis, and to commit to the recommendations adopted in the report; in particular Recommendation No. 1725-b, which states the importance of " the development of a national reconciliation program that addresses the grievances of groups which are, or perceive themselves to be, deprived of equal political, social and economic rights and benefits across all segments of Bahrain‘s population."

"The authority is still evading the implementation of the report's recommendations eight years after the issuance of the Bassiouni report.  We recall here the statements of the Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Mahmoud Sharif Bassiouni, on May 10, 2016, that the government has implemented only 10 out of 26 recommendations, and didn't deal well with reforms of priority, such as those related to accountability and prisoners of conscience; this is a reality that has not changed since the year 2016 till today," the statement read.

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