High Commissioner Deeply Concerned over Human Rights Violations in Bahrain


High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid bin Raad Al-Husayn said Wednesday (March 8, 2017) that the Government of Bahrain has imposed increasing restrictions on civil society and political groups since June 2016, including intimidation, arrests and interrogations, travel bans and closure orders.

While reiterating that this repression will not eliminate people’s grievances, but it will increase them, he said he was deeply concerned over the increasing levels of human rights violations in the Kingdom.

He called on the Government of Bahrain to undertake concrete confidence building measures, including allowing his Office and Special Procedures mandate holders to swiftly conduct visits.

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