3/17/2012

European Parliament condemns human rights violations in Bahrain


  
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Human rights organisations say that over 100 citizens have been arbitrarily detained in the past two months in Bahrain.
MEPs reiterate their call for the immediate and unconditional release of all peaceful demonstrators, political activists and human rights defenders, in particular Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, and Mahdi Abu Dheeb, President of the Bahrain Teachers’ Association.
Impartial and independent investigations must be made into human rights violations by the police and security forces (6) and human rights and fundamental freedoms restored, says Parliament, which welcomes the setting up of a Ministry for Human Rights and Social Development in Bahrain.
Finally, MEPs welcome the recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) and urges the Bahraini Government to take all necessary steps to implement them swiftly and in full.
Procedure: Motions for resolutions (Rule 122)