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European Parliament condemns human rights violations in Bahrain
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_01_Bahrain99(17).jpgMembers of the European parliament approved a resolution condemning human rights violations in Bahrain.
 
The resolution, voted through the European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg, called on the government of Bahrain to immediately release all political prisoners, including Nabeel Rajab, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, and Ibrahim Sharif. 
 
The resolution also insisted on "the immediate and unconditional release of all prisoners of conscience, political activists, journalists, human rights defenders and peaceful protesters.”
 
It expressed "grave concern over the Bahraini authorities’ treatment of Nabeel Rajab and other human rights activists, in addition to their refusal to grant him the early release for which he is eligible in accordance with the law.
 
The EU foreign policy chief and member countries should work together "to develop a clear strategy" in respect of EU actions "to actively push for the release of the imprisoned activists and prisoners of conscience," said the document.
 
Meanwhile, Bahrainis once again took to the streets demonstrating against the ruling Al Khalifa regime.
 
On Wednesday, anti-regime demonstrations were held in the northeastern island of Sitra and in the western village of Shahrakan, Press TV reported. 
 
Protesters also expressed solidarity with imprisoned protesters and pledged to continue demonstrations until their constitutional rights are restored and justice prevails.
 
Since 2011, anti-regime demonstrations have been held almost every day in Bahrain.
 

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