France Says Bahrain Tensions Putting “Brake” on National Reconciliation
France said on Friday that increasing tension in Bahrain was preventing national reconciliation efforts in the Gulf Arab state after a decision to dissolve the main secular opposition group, which has alarmed human rights campaigners.
Former MP Ali Al-Aswad Deems Authorities Responsible for Deteriorating Situation in Bahrain
Former Bahraini Member of Parliament for the opposition al-Wefaq Bloc, deemed the Bahraini authorities responsible for the country’s deteriorating situation.
New Law Imposes Fine up to 400 Dinars on Unauthorized Stickers Stamped on Passports
The government referred to the Parliament its amendments set on passport law, which imposed a fine, not less than 50 dinars and up to 400 dinars, on anyone who puts stickers or phrases on his passport.
Al-Wefaq Deputy Secretary General Calls for Dealing with Society’s Dissolution as One of “Authorities’ Failures”
Deputy S-G of Al-Wefaq Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi called on the people of Bahrain and Al-Wefaq supporters to deal with Al-Wefaq suspension as “a point of failure by the authorities" and "use it to serve the interest of our national project, for the sake of shifting towards justice and democracy”.