Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Condemning the Bahraini Gov.

Exclusion condemned
Published: 10 November 2005

CIVIC organisations in the region are protesting an alleged decision by the Bahrain government to exclude a human rights activist from taking part in the Forum for the Future. They were attending workshop officially held by the forum's organisers in Doha, Qatar, which concluded on Tuesday.The condemnation was in its final communiqué, which will now be presented to the forum attended by foreign ministers from Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) region and the Group of Eight (G8) industrial democracies.

The now-dissolved Bahrain Centre for Human Rights president Abdul Hadi Al Khawaja was nominated along with five other human rights activists to present its recommendations at the forum but was allegedly not allowed to do so. "Participants in the workshop denounce the objection of the Bahrain government on one of the leading defenders of human rights in the Arab region from taking part in Forum for the Future," they said in the communiqué."We are surprised with the action of the Bahrain government on this attack on human rights and the right of the civic organisation to choose who they want to represent them.

3 Comments:

Blogger Waffles said...

The Bahraini goverment have no idea how to react to matters such as these. Specially when Abdul Hadi Al-Khawaja is involved, as soon as the government hear his name in something they almost piss their pants of fear.

I apraise Abdul Hadi for his dadicated work in human rights, and specialy for Bahrainis. I have not met a person who is this loyal and would sacrifice even his life to helping people.

May God help you in your way, and let the truth be heared.

Seer, Wa Na7no Ma3ak

5:35 AM  
Blogger moodZ said...

I'm not surprised one bit.. Who were they nominated by anyway?

1:45 AM  
Blogger Lamya said...

This just shows that eventhough the center is closed, it is moving forward in its goals, and the government realized its influence and fear it. Inshallh this continues and the international community becomes aware of whats going on in Bahrain and places pressure on the corrupt government.

7:41 PM  

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