Bahrain - Suspension of the al-Wefaq party’s activities (June 14, 2016)


France deplores the shut-down of the headquarters of the political organization al-Wefaq and the suspension of its activities.

We urge the authorities of Bahrain to reverse this decision and to guarantee and protect democratic expression in the kingdom.

Only the resumption of a broad dialogue, in respect of human rights and the rule of law, will promote national reconciliation and guarantee the long-term easing of tensions.