Bahrain rejects US rights report
Manama, April 25, 2013
Bahrain yesterday dismissed a report published by the US State Department on the human rights situation in the kingdom.
"The report includes texts which are totally far from the truth, adopting a manner that fuels terror and terrorists targeting Bahrain's national security," Minister of State for Information Affairs and the government's official spokesperson Sameera Rajab was quoted as saying in the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
In a statement, she deplored the report for lacking objectivity and totally siding with the terrorists who seek to sow chaos in the whole region.
The government of Bahrain rejects such biased and tainted reports that lack objectivity, affirms commitment to full transparency and resolve to project its reforms to the world, Rajab said.
She reiterated commitment to human rights principles and standards in confronting terror which targets Bahrain and innocent civilians.
Bahrain deplored the US stance which tolerates all security measures and tough regulations to protect American national security, while denying the right of other countries to do likewise - including Bahrain which have been suffering over the last years from organised and systematic terror seeking to subvert security and stability.
The statement called on the State Department not to ignore facts on the ground and acknowledge the reforms undertaken by Bahrain regarding human rights.
The statement also urged the US to help countries protect their security and back their stability, the way the US itself does in the war it is waging on global terror. – TradeArabia News Service