Press release

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


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