Bahrain – Further detention of Sheikh Ali Salman, Secretary General of al-Wefaq (07.01.15)
France is closely monitoring the situation of the secretary general of the political association al-Wefaq. It is concerned that his detention has been extended and reaffirms its attachment to the freedom of opinion and the freedom of expression, as well as respect for the rights of the defense.
Bahrain – Attack (03.03.14)
Bahrain will only be able to achieve a just and lasting political consensus through constructive dialogue between all parties and the rejection of all forms of violence.
Bahrain – Violence (14-15.02.14)
France condemns the violence and the attack which killed a Bahraini policeman on 15 February. We offer our condolences to the victim’s family.
Bahrain – Resumption of national dialogue (16.01.14)
We welcome the initiative taken by the Crown Prince of Bahrain to resume national dialogue. The authorities and the opposition must now agree on reforms that will take the aspirations of all Bahraini people into consideration.
Bahrain – Attack (30.08.13)
We strongly condemn the car bomb attack that injured 4 members of the security forces on August 29. We express our sympathy to the victims and their families.
Bahrain - Explosions (19.08.13)
We strongly condemn the deplorable explosions which took place on August 18 in Bahrain and which seriously injured two members of the security forces. We extend our condolences and sympathy to the victims’ families.
Bahrain – Launch of national dialogue (23.01.13)
France welcomes King Hamad’s invitation to all Bahraini political forces to participate in a new national dialogue.
Bahrain – Confirmation of the sentences imposed on 13 protest leaders (07.01.13)
We regret the decisions of Bahrain’s highest appeal court confirming the harsh sentences imposed on 13 opposition leaders last year. We had hoped for a lenient ruling likely to create a climate of reconciliation between all parties.