Bahraini King Praises Arab Parliament Stances for Supporting Repressive Measures in the Kingdom

2018-08-02 - 6:35 م

Bahrain Mirror: King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa sent a letter of thanks to Arab Parliament Speaker Dr. Mishaal bin Fahm Al-Salami for the important resolution issued by the Arab Parliament on July 4 to confront politicized and false resolutions and statements issued by the European Parliament on human rights in Bahrain.

The King expressed, according to Bahrain News Agency, high appreciation of the key role played by the Arab Parliament in confronting the false and systematic reports issued by some regional organizations as well as the recent statement issued by the European Parliament on human rights in Bahrain.

The European Parliament issued, unanimously, in June, a resolution condemning Bahrain over human rights violations. The immediate motive of the resolution was the 5-year jail term issued against prominent Bahraini human rights defender, Nabeel Rajab, over criticizing the Kingdom's human rights record.

The King commended the Arab Parliament's strong stances against the unacceptable interference in the kingdom's internal affairs.

The Arab Parliament Speaker underlined keenness on supporting Bahrain against all attempts targeting its security and stability, interfering in its internal affairs or meddling with its judicial verdicts.

He affirmed that the repeated resolutions by the European Parliament are in breach of the principles of the European policy of neighborhood as well as respect of countries' sovereignty and their right to choose their legal system and enforce justice within the framework of judicial autonomy.

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