Bahrain – Further detention of Sheikh Ali Salman, Secretary General of al-Wefaq (January 7, 2015)


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.

The resumption of broad political dialogue, which will bring together all components of Bahraini society, is more necessary than ever in order to help ease tensions and promote national reconciliation.