Wednesday, June 15, 2011

U.S. Puts Ally Bahrain on List With Human Rights Violators Iran, Syria

Bloomberg: 'The United States has put Bahrain, a Persian Gulf ally, in the company of Iran, North Korea, Syria and Zimbabwe on its list of human rights violators to be scrutinized by the UN Human Rights Council.

“The Bahraini government has arbitrarily detained workers and others perceived as opponents,” U.S. Ambassador Eileen Donohoe said in a statement to the council yesterday in Geneva. “The United States is deeply concerned about violent repression of the fundamental freedoms of association, expression, religion and speech of their citizens.”

Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet, has tried to crush protests that have wracked the country since February, as the Shiite majority population has agitated for the Sunni Muslim monarchy to allow greater economic opportunities and freedoms.'


Aton said...


David All said...

Finally! Good to see the US stop being so hypocritical in officially ignoring the murderous repression in Bahrain: Even if it results in Bahrain kicking out the US Fifth Fleet. The Bahrainian may not do this since I suspect that a lot of Bahrainians have jobs that involve the Fifth Fleet; the loss of which would send the local economy into a depression.