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France Expresses Deep Concern over Treatment of Political Opponents and HR defenders in Bahrain, French Ambassador

2018-06-10 - 1:51 am

Bahrain Mirror: France's ambassador to Bahrain Cécile Longé said "France, which is closely following the situation of Mr. Nabil Rajab, notes with great concern the confirmation of the five-year prison sentence against human rights activist and opposition member in Bahrain for publishing tweets."

She further stated in a tweet posted on her official Twitter account that France expresses its deep concern about the treatment of human rights defenders and political opponents in the country.

"France reiterates its commitment as to the respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms, including freedom of opinion and expression," she stressed.

This came on the same day the Bahraini Interior Minister Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa met with her. She; however, did not say whether she raised Rajab's case during their meeting.

Longé said the meeting touched on the imminent signing of a bilateral agreement on the establishment of a medical emergency center in Bahrain, noting bilateral cooperation between the two countries.


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