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EU: Ruling on Opposition Leader and his Two Companions Undermines Residual Chances for Inclusive Political Dialogue Bahrain

2019-01-30 - 7:39 p

Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The European Union stressed that the "final verdict [issued on Monday] marks a further step against dissenting voices and undermines the residual chances for an inclusive political dialogue in the Kingdom of Bahrain."

The EU spokesperson commented on the verdict against opposition leaders saying that "the European Union has followed these cases closely and has on several times since 2014 publicly expressed its concerns over the increasingly limited political space in Bahrain including for non-violent opposition."

"The European Union expects Bahrain to fulfill its international and national Human Rights obligations, including guaranteeing the right to a fair trial, in the interest of the long term stability of the country and its citizens," he added.

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