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Foreign Secretary statement on the dissolution of Al Wefaq in Bahrain

Boris Johnson expresses his concern at the High Administrative Court decision on Al Wefaq

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said:

I am deeply concerned by the decision of the Bahraini High Administrative Court to dissolve Al Wefaq. I urge the Government of Bahrain to guarantee and protect political freedoms for all its citizens. I encourage all sides to engage in constructive and inclusive dialogue to promote social cohesion and inclusivity, including political representation, for all Bahrainis. I understand there is a right of appeal, and we will continue to follow the case closely.

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Published 17 July 2016