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BIPD hails human rights strides in Bahrain, following attacks on funeral march

BIPD hails human rights strides in Bahrain
09/12/2011 – BNA

Manama, Dec. 9 (BNA)— Marking the Human Rights Day, Bahrain Institute for Political Development (BIPD) extended congratulations to the kingdom’s leadership and people hailing keenness of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to further boost human rights.

“Bahrain has known major strides in the human rights field over the past years, boosting its status at the international level. The kingdom has got a positive human rights record which has been confirmed by the UN specialized agencies,” it said in a statement commending the leadership’s keenness to preserve human rights while handling the repercussions of the recent incidents.
It also hailed rapid steps taken by the government to implement the recommendations cited in Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) Report.

BIPD announcement follows brutal attacks during funeral march for young Zahra Saleh who died from injuries inflicted by Police, shown in video below

The institute stressed the need to overcome the pitfalls of the recent unfortunate incidents and achieve national reconciliation which was initiated by the government through the National Consensus Dialogue and other measures.
It also underscored the institute’s pivotal role in promoting the culture of human rights among the Bahraini people.
“Respecting human rights heavily depends on instilling the political culture backing these principles,” it said. …source