Bahrain opposition societies (Wefaq, Waad, Wihdawy, Amal, Ekhaa, alTaqadumy, alQawmy) have held a meeting with the delegation of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Bahrain opposition societies (Wefaq, Waad, Wihdawy, Amal, Ekhaa, alTaqadumy, alQawmy) have held a meeting with the delegation of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, in which the reality of human rights in Bahrain was addressed and aims of the visit were presented along with possible methods of cooperation to make it a successful step.
The societies expressed their appreciation of the Commissioner’s efforts and their hopes for further follow-up on the Bahraini situation.
The societies proposed a letter to the Commissioner’s delegation, in which they included the most important issues that need follow-up.
The letter asked the Commissioner to make as much effort as possible to persuade the UN Human Rights Council to consider Bahrain as a human rights situations that requires the Council’s attention and for it to be put on the Council’s agenda, and to appoint a special Rapporteur to Bahrain as soon as possible.
The letter also requested a country office for the Commissioner be opened in Bahrain, and to urge Bahrain authorities to become part of the First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in addition to the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture and Rome Statute.