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French MPs condemn ‘human rights violations’ in Bahrain (Al Jazeera)

Several French members of parliament urged France’s foreign minister to speak out over the deteriorating human rights situation in Bahrain, a human rights organisation said.

According to a report by Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) on Monday, four legislators raised alleged abuses by Bahraini authorities – including detention of political opponents, repression of freedom of expression, and political prisoner violations – with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

French MPs condemn ‘human rights violations’ in Bahrain | Human Rights News | Al Jazeera

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Iran says Israeli foreign minister’s trip to Bahrain ‘stains’ its rulers (Middle East Eye)

A handout picture released by Bahrain’s official news agency (BNA), shows Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa (R) welcoming Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid in the Bahraini capital Manama, on 30 September 2021 (AFP)

Iran on Friday slammed a visit by Israel’s foreign minister to Bahrain, calling it a “stain” on the Gulf Arab state’s rulers that “will not be erased”.

In remarks carried by the official IRNA news agency, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid’s meeting with Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and other senior officials showed that Bahrain overlooked the plight of the Palestinians.

Iran says Israeli foreign minister’s trip to Bahrain ‘stains’ its rulers | Middle East Eye

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Iran says Israel FM’s visit left ‘stain’ on Bahrain (Al-Monitor)

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Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif Al-Zayani (R) and his Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid greet each other after signing agreements between their countries in the Bahraini capital Manama Sept. 30, 2021. – MAZEN MAHDI/AFP via Getty Images

Iran described Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid’s recent visit to Bahrain as a “stain” on the Gulf monarchy.

“This stain will not be erased from the reputation of Bahrain’s rulers,” state news agency IRNA quoted Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh as saying.

Iran says Israel FM’s visit left ‘stain’ on Bahrain – Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East

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Bahrain authorities jailed hundreds of children: Report (Al Jazeera)

At least 607 children were subjected to various forms of torture by Bahraini authorities while in detention over the past decade, a new Al Jazeera investigation reveals.

The findings of the programme were based on leaked judicial reports as well as testimonies from children who described being threatened and, in some cases, physically abused during interrogations.

Bahrain authorities jailed hundreds of children: Report | Child Rights News | Al Jazeera