Drazi Criticises Restriction on Freedom of Expression

Abduallh Drazi, Secretary General of the Bahrain Human Rights

Society, said that: “any setbacks in public freedoms and freedom of expression will cause further setbacks in other areas. The last months of 2010 witnessed an increase in the restriction on public freedoms, political societies and the media. For example, some newsletters and websites belonging to political societies such as, the National Islamic Wefaq, Waad, Amal and the Democratic Progressive Forum were closed down.” Drazi believes that restrictions on the media are going to affect both Bahrain’s position and reputation in any international report concerning freedom of expression and public freedoms.