Drazi: Restricting BHRS Affects Bahrain’s Reputation

The Secretary General of the Bahrain Human Rights Society (BHRS),

Abdullah Drazi said that restrictions imposed on the BHRS and dissolving its Board of Directors will have a negative impact on Bahrain’s international reputation. Drazi was commenting on a legal response by the Ministry of Social Development to the legal suit, which the BHRS had filed against it. According to Drazi, the next court hearing will be on 27 February 2011 and BHRS will prepare a response to the Ministry’s response. It is worth noting that the Ministry did not mention any charges regarding the training organized by BHRS for human rights activists from other GCC countries.