Bahrain - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (7 September 2017)

Q - What is your response to Amnesty International’s accusations that Western countries are closing their eyes to the crackdown in Bahrain?

A - France has expressed its concern on several occasions, particularly with regard to measures affecting opposition figures or parties as well as human rights activists.

It believes that a national political dialogue that incorporates all elements of Bahraini society is vital.

France reiterates its commitment to human rights and fundamental liberties, including the freedom of opinion and expression.