Friday, June 24, 2022

UK: 6 accused Bahraini boys detained in orphanage

Advocates of the Right group have blamed the UK government for leaving six Bahraini boys’ lives in danger, which they say have been detained in an orphanage for two months and interrogated without lawyers.

It is believed that they have been detained by the Gulf island Kingdom over charges that they damaged a car with Molotov cocktails in 2020.

According to the Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (Bird) stated that the recent statements by British ministers helping Bahrain’s justice system and Manama’s 2021 healing justice law, under which the boys are held, have put them at risk of further abuse.

Despite having the strong evidence in favor of six Bahraini boys, the United Kingdom has yet to criticize and reject the statement that supports Bahrain’s abusive detention of children,” said Bill Van Esveld, an associate director at HRW’s children’s rights division.

The groups are showing their concerns as the six boys, who are 14 and 15 years old, face the latest weekly examination of their detention this Sunday.

In the concern, HRW and Bird stated HRW and Bird are those made by James Cleverly, British minister of state for Europe and North America, to parliament in February, given to Scottish National MP Brendan O’Hara, who asked about the boys’ case.

They wrote an open letter to Foreign Secretary Liz Truss’ appeared to come in favor of the boy’s arrest and arbitrary detention, even though the fact that their treatment can violate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and UNICEF guidance’s. Cleverly was formerly the UK’s minister for the Middle East and North Africa.

According to Sayed Ahmed al-Wadaei, Bird’s advocacy director, there is nothing new. The minister has been asked to correct the record over the abuse of Bahraini children after issuing the biased statements that parrot the Bahraini regime put children at risk.

Suppose the UK is serious about its credibility on human rights. In that case, it must end its hypocrisy and call out the violations that are attempted by its despotic allies in the Gulf said, Sayed.

 

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