Bahraini Interior Minister Vows Prevention of “Coup Participants” from “Political Participation”

2016-09-30 - 5:41 م

Bahrain Mirror: The Bahraini Interior Minister, Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, vowed on Thursday (September 29, 2016) to prevent all those "who conspired to overthrow the regime", from political participation.

The Bahraini authorities describe the February 2011 vast popular uprising, which sought to put an end to the Al Khalifa family monopoly over power, as a "political coup".

During a meeting with supporters of the government, the minister said, "I maintain that anyone who conspired to overthrow the government or to carry out a coup is not in a position to be part of upcoming Bahraini politics or our country's political future."

On the deteriorating human rights situation in the country, Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa said, "There is a vast amount of misinformation on this topic in Bahrain. Many in the international community rush to judgement before seeking out accurate facts. Human rights activists must remember that we are believers and fear God. Those who fear God don't oppress people, they support them."

The High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid bin Ra'ad Al-Hussein has condemned the measures practiced by the Bahraini government against the opposition, and said it will not create stability.


Arabic Version    

التعليقات المنشورة لا تعبر بالضرورة عن رأي الموقع

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