Sheikh Akhtari urges int’l community to take responsibilities over Bahraini crisis
Video     Photos     Pakistan     World     Islam     Health     Crime     Islamic News     Business     Society     India     Travel     Middle East     Sport     sci/tech      Contact      RSS
Search

Shafaqna special: Is Qadri misleading PTI and PPP?

Can Pakistan really shoot down US drones?

End of nuclear weapons or end of us; choice is ours: Anti-nuclear weapons group ICAN

Gazans burn photos of Saudi king, crown prince

5 PML-N lawmakers announce resignation protesting inaction against Rana Sanaullah

Pope Francis Wants To Revise Lord’s Prayer To Include Satan

India’s dangerous game plan:  Labeling Kashmir uprising as ISIS terrorism

Alliance under Qadri — there is many a slip…

US closes embassy in Tunis

Saudi Foreign Minister replaced by Crown Prince’s brother

Why is the world standing against US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital?

Would Hammad Siddiqui’s arrest change political face of Karachi?

With Javed Hashmi in: What is PML-N’s anti-establishment plan?

Pakistan is part of our heart: Iranian ambassador

Riyadh advancing Israeli interests, Palestinian officials worry

Attacker ranting about ‘love jihad’ axes, burns Muslim man in India, records it on video

Israel TV: Saudi Arabia, Egypt gave Trump green light regarding Jerusalem

No More US colony: Did US fail to pressurize Pakistan?

Daesh terrorist arrested for abetting escape of LeJ terrorists from Karachi jail

ISIS Dream of a Caliphate Is Over

Muslim world needs another intifada in defense of Quds: Tehran conference

Zardari’s master plan: Did Imran Khan loose Tahir ul Qadri?

Did Saudia make a secret deal with US for embassy shift?

Pakistan’s paradigm shift: Would Russia embrace Pakistan?

Losing Jerusalem to focus on Iran

100 Jewish studies scholars sign petition condemning Trump's declaration

Tillerson warns Saudi about its actions in Mideast

Egypt minster calls for opening Arab embassies in Palestine’s Jerusalem

Shaaban: Trump’s decision on Jerusalem came after consent of reactionary Arab States

As the Fake ‘Russia-Gate’ Scandal Fades, the Real ‘Israel-Gate’ Scandal Emerges

Alarm bells: What does Zardari-Qadri meeting mean for PML-N?

Jihadist planned to bomb Britain’s downing street and assassinate Prime Minister Thresa may

Trump’s move on Jerusalem: Is this the end of US diplomacy in the Middle East?

New sub-conventional war: From cold doctrine to new strategy to destabilize Pakistan

Hudaibya Paper case: A joint battle of survival for Sharifs

Model town report : The Last nail in PML-N’s coffin

Islamic unity week, a great threat for the invaders

Snakes Saudis produced have turned against them: Zarif

Pakistan should revisit madrassa's education: Army chief

“Defeat of ISIL result of Ayatollah Khamenei’s prudent Leadership”

Saudi offers Abu Dis as future capital of Palestine

Pakistan air force ordered to shoot down US drones invading Pakistan territory: Air Chief Sohail Aman

Is the rise of Brelvism,a major threat to Wahabism in Pakistan?

Why is Trump moving on Jerusalem now?

German Foreign Minister: The new world order witnesses the emergence of Iran, Russia and Turkey

Afghan forces kill top Al-Qaeda leader, senior Taliban commanders

Is RAW planning to kill Hafiz Saeed?

Can Pakistan throw spanner in US plan to Embassy move to Jerusalem?

Model Town murder: Would Punjab Govt make Rana Sanaullah an escape goat?

Iran says Trump's al-Quds move to spark another Palestinian Intifada

Black day for Muslim world: Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Trump's Jerusalem move will fuel ISIS and Jewsish settlers

Saudi Arabia and the UAE: race of the reckless

Murdering the under-dogs:  The agony of Pakistan’s corrupt Justice System

Saudi plan to hit Lebanon with sanctions

US Patriot Missiles Reportedly Failed During November Use in Riyadh

Future concerns: Is China mulling to reduce CPEC investment?

Crime and Corruption Undermine ‘US Gains’ in Northern Afghanistan

Holding Mehfil.e.Milad: Can PML-N win back religious vote again?

A dangerous game: Bringing extremists into politics through Musharraf

Palestinians Fume: Saudi Peace Plan Biased Toward Israel

Saudi jets continue to bomb Sana'a despite calls for humanitarian ceasefire

ABNA | Jerusalem a red line for Muslims: Erdogan

Background to Prophethood in Nahjul Balaghah

Duties and Responsibilities of the Prophets

Massive demonstrations against Netanyahu

Germany consider wives, children of ISIS terrorists as security threats

Kidnappers threatened Nasir Shirazi not to raise voice for missing Shias

UN hints no one can rule out elements of genocide against Rohingya in Myanmar

Cozying Pakistan: Is Washington and Kabul trying to trap Pakistan?

Muslims mull emergency meetings on Trump's move against al-Quds

An English expert claims: World War III will begin in the next 9 months

CIA: Saudi Arabia working with Israel to fight terror

Can MQM-P avert further split?

Mattis visit: Will US threats work on Pakistan?

Back to party: Did PML-N plant Javed Hashmi into PTI?

'US pressuring countries to stop buying Iran heavy water: MP

Israeli PM resorts to US 'policy community' to revise Iran deal

Reports: Ex-Yemen President Saleh killed in attack

The rise of Brelvism in Pakistan

Will North Korea's Kim Jong Un destroy the environment with his nuclear bombs?

Turkey issues arrest warrant for top CIA analyst over failed coup

Houbara hunting again: How long the Government will continue to serve Pakistan’s honor to Arabs?

End of Lahore Sit in: Is Tehreek.e.Labaik dead?

3 officials of Swiss-French firm accused of financing Daesh in Syria

US threatens Pakistan of surgical strikes

Iran acquires technology to produce nuclear batteries: AEOI advisor

Yemen's Houthi fighters say missile attack launched at Abu Dhabi nuclear plant

ISIS Makes Gains in North Afghanistan on Taliban Defections

Saudi abuse of Palestine is a stigma, claims journalist

Saudi Intelligence Agency to send the so called scientific-educational delegation to Zionist regime

Games over the transfer of the US embassy

For a Muslim Nato, Pakistan’s double-edged sword

Nasir Shirzai confirms Punjab Government responsible for his abduction

Peshawar attack investigation: How planners are misleading attackers?

US brought UK senior officials to keep Pak military on side

Europe’s Muslim population projected to reach 76 million by 2050

There Was No Big Bang': Brazilian Scientist Turns Cosmic Theory Upside Down

Anti-Saudi Allies Clash for Second Day in Yemen’s Capital

Defection among ranks: Who will control Tehreek-e-Labbaik in future?

2017-03-12 23:38:36

Sheikh Akhtari urges int’l community to take responsibilities over Bahraini crisis

bSHAFAQNA – Following the approach of Sheikh Isa Qasim’s trial by Al-Khalifa regime Secretary General of the AhlulBayt World Assembly Sheikh Muhammad Akhtari has written a letter to High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.

Part of the letter: “Unfortunately, the international community has not given the Bahraini crisis due attention and the criticism is valid that this ongoing violation of human rights and the intensification of the suppression of the protestors in Bahrain is happening in the silence and neglect of the international community and due to the support of certain countries.”

Full text of the letter is as follows:

As you know, Bahrain has fallen into a social-political crisis since the start of peaceful protests on February 14, 2011. The crisis has not only continued, it has complicated due to the regimes hostile approach towards the issue.

Bahrain currently has the highest number of political prisoners in the region despite it being the smallest and least populated country in the region. Four thousand people have been imprisoned and are being tortured physically and psychologically for protesting the status quo in their country. This has led to international legal bodies including the Human Rights Watch and the United States’ Department of State to warn against the human rights situation in Bahrain.

Since the begin in of the crisis, the Bahraini government has tried to paint the demands of its people for their civil rights as sectarian. The destruction of tens of mosques and places of worship for fabricated accusations; preventing and limiting religious ceremonies; removing religious symbols which are deeply routed in the history and culture of the Bahraini people; the summoning of numerous scholars and preachers; arranged court cases and imprisoning religious and political leaders respected by the masses; preventing 120 clerics from delivering religious speeches; and in their latest attempt interfering in Islamic rulings and revoking the citizenship of Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qasim, the religious leader of the Shias of Bahrain are some of the measures taken by the regime in Bahrain against the national identity and religious belief of the dominant majority of its population. A majority who, despite having the strongest routs in Bahrain, have minimal civil rights.

Despite the repeated recommendations of the international community for reform, the halt of human rights violations and returning to a political dialog to resolve differences, the Bahraini regime has not only not paid any head to fulfilling these recommendations but has made conditions worse than ever before. Although the Bahraini governments vows to adhere to international conventions, the recommendations of the UNHRC in Geneva and the independent fact-finding committee lead by Dr. Basyouni have been neglected and except for ineffective and superficial measures no positive change has occurred in Bahrain.

Revoking the citizenship of over 250 Bahraini citizens over dubious charges, which is in violation of articles 15 of the UDHR which states that “everyone has the right to a nationality,” and that “no one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality”; arresting and prosecuting human rights activists; preventing free speech and religion; banning peaceful congregations; arbitrary detentions; and preventing protestors and victims of human rights violations from leaving the country are all showing the continued systematic violation of human rights in
Bahrain.

Dear Madam,

The Bahraini government has tried Sheikh Isa Qassim in his absence and without any defense for “money laundering” and will give its final verdict on March 14.  It is predicted that he will be deported/exiled before the sentencing.

This is happening while we see a sixth year of an illegal occupation of Bahrain by Saudi armed forces. The military forces known as the Peninsula Shield Force attacked this country and, in addition to suppressing the peaceful protests and terrorizing the defenseless people, it has arrested many human rights activists and dissolved political organizations and social institutions. This unfortunate behavior by an alien occupying force has continued up to date.

Unfortunately, the international community has not given the Bahraini crisis due attention and the criticism is valid that this ongoing violation of human rights and the intensification of the suppression of the protestors in Bahrain is happening in the silence and neglect of the international community and due to the support of certain countries.

The fact that the peaceful protest of the Bahraini people has not bared any cost on the international community should not cause neglect towards the crisis. It is feared that the Bahraini government may take actions under international disregard that will cause the protest to no longer be peaceful.

The Bahraini regime is attacking the identity, beliefs, and rites of the majority of the Bahraini society and the inevitable result of that is nothing but sectarian conflict. Without a doubt, such a conflict will not be limited to the national borders of Bahrain but will bear regional consequences.

Dear Madam,

It is expected that the international community takes its responsibilities as per the charter of the United Nations and various international conventions seriously. That is, that by having an accurate understanding of the crisis in Bahrain and its consequences including a lasting sectarian conflict in Bahrain and the region, and in order to prevent systematic violation of human rights as well as religious and sectarian persecution and to preserve international peace and security, the international community must act based on its responsibilities in order that the opportunity for peaceful reform in Bahrain is not lost.

Considering the ongoing trend and the possible raid against Sheikh Isa Qassim who has had a very positive role in preventing violence and extremism in Bahrain, it is of utmost importance that the necessary measures are taken to prevent any such raid and to ensure in his prosecution he is granted his full rights and that his citizenship is reinstated with hast.

Ms. Mogherini,

The AhlulBayt World Assembly, as an NGO which is active in social, cultural, propagational, human, and religious matters, and which has over 300 million followers of the Household of the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him and them) under its coverage, is hereby warning the international community against the suppression conducted by the Al Khalifa regime in Bahrain.

These actions will lead to the increase of violence in that country and will have catastrophic results.

We believe any aggressive action against the religious leader of the Muslims in Bahrain, his eminence Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim, especially the unwise decision to exile or imprison him will lead to tension and bloodshed in that country.

It is thus deemed necessary that your respected self, the High Representative of the European Union of Foreign Affairs, take effective preventive action before March 14 and advise the Bahraini government to ensure security, peace and stability in the region by accepting democracy, respecting civil rights, and granting the Bahraini people the right to vote.

It is evident that the continuation of the current approach will cause the situation to intensify and will have no outcome other than the change in approach by the people in their protests and this will lead to an obscure outlook for Bahrain and the region.  We emphasize that any form of neglect and lack of appropriate and timed action could lead to a human catastrophe and cause bloodshed towards people. Thus, we request for you to take immediate action.

Respectfully,
Mohammad H.Akhtari
Secretary General of the AhlulBayt World Assembly

 
Categories:   Other News ،
From other agencies (RSS Reader)

Press agenda on December 11

- worldbulletin.net