Alahednews
english.alahednews.com.lb
Al-Ahed Telegram
Sayyed Nasrallah Rejects US Presence in Iraq: We Stand by LA in Face of ’Israel’, No for Normalization Bibi Says Relations with Jordan Back on Track, New Envoy to Be Named within Days Turkish Army Launches New Strikes on Kurdish Targets in Syria Egypt: Former Military Chief of Staff Enters Presidential Race Yemen Crisis: 32,000+ Displaced In Two Months Mike Pence’s Mideast Trip Still On as Gov’t Shutdown Looms Lavrov: US Trying To Create Alternative Gov’t on Syrian Land Germany to Stop Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia for Its Devastating War in Yemen New Blood Test Detects Eight Cancers at Early Stages US Gov’t Shuts Down, White House Blames Dems #Yemeni Missile Force Launches a Short-range Ballistic Missile on the #Saudi Najran Force Military Base #Syrian Army, Allies Start Storming the Abo Dhhour Military Airbase #Syrian Army, Allies Advance towards the intersection of Om Joura town near the Abu Dhhour Military Airbase 11 Killed, 46 Injured in #Turkey Bus Crash Sayyed #Nasrallah: #Hezbollah affirms its rejection of the #American arrogance and the #Zionist scheme Sayyed #Nasrallah: There are #Arab regimes that continue to pressure the #Palestinians to accept the little presented to them Sayyed #Nasrallah: One of the major challenges #Iraqi forces are to face is to reject the presence of #US forces Sayyed #Nasrallah to the #Americans: If you want not to return to our region, ask your allies in the region and the world not to support #Daesh Sayyed #Nasrallah: There is no side in #Lebanon that wants to delay or annul the elections Sayyed #Nasrallah: The #Americans under the pretext of #Daesh want to return and stay in #Iraq and the same in #Syria
Guestbook mailinglist.php arabic site french site spanish site facebook twitter rss page
News Categories » Files » Files » Regional News

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size  Print Page
Top UK Military Official Visits Bahrain, Rights Groups Condemn
Local Editor

In the wake of Bahraini regime striping citizenship of Ayatollah Sheikh Issa Qassim, the head of the British Armed Forces visited Bahrain, a step that was denounced by activists and rights groups.

Top UK Military Official Visits Bahrain, Rights Groups Condemn

General Sir Nicholas Houghton, Chief of Britain's Military Staff, arrived in Bahrain on Tuesday, only a day after the Bahraini regime stripped Sheikh Issa Qassim, the country's top cleric, of his citizenship, accusing him of sowing "sectarianism and violence."

Houghton met with Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, the commander-in-chief of the Bahrain Force.

In response, UK-based activism group, the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy [BIRD], condemned the visit, saying, "Bahrain's ally, the UK, did not even postpone a meeting on military cooperation, let alone issue a statement on this gross repression of Bahrain's civil society," referring to the intensified Bahraini crackdown on dissent.

BIRD was referring to the declared purpose of the visit, namely follow-up coordination between the two countries in the wake of a bilateral agreement to establish a new British naval base in Bahrain.

"Britain is giving Bahrain a green light for repression," the group said.

For his part, Allan Hogarth, Amnesty International UK's head of policy and government affairs, also addressed the issue, saying, "Since its shiny new naval base in Bahrain was announced, the UK has apparently been prioritizing its military ties rather than rocking the boat over the Bahrain's increasingly dismal human rights record."

Besides, British MP, Tim Farron, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, said the visit was a "sad demonstration of just how little" the British government cares about human rights.


Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

 

22-06-2016 | 10:49


Name
E-Mail
Comment Title
Comment
Human Verification


News Coverage

Related News

Search
To Top