|The President of BHRM with
Ali bin Saleh Al-Saleh
|with Frej Fenniche of Middle East and North Africa section in the OHCHR
|at symposium in Geneve on human
rights in the context of the Arab spring
|In a meeting with Prof . Mikhail Fedotov
|with Alaxander Nazarov
of Russia Today satellite Channel
|with Dr. Elena Suponina
The President of BHRM Hasan Moosa Shafaei met the Chairman of
the National Commission concerned with the implementation of Bassiuouni’s
recommendations Ali bin Saleh Al- Saleh. The meeting took place
in the latter’s office in Manama. During the meeting, human rights
situation, national reconciliation and the importance of following
up the executive authorities’ implementation of Bassiouni’s recommendations
were all discussed. Shafaei also received two copies of Saleh’s
report in both languages English and Arabic.
Shafaei also met with several prominent political and human rights
figurers including: the General Director of the Democratic Tribune
Society and a member of the National Commission Dr. Hasan Madan,
the former General Director of the Bahrain Human rights Society,
and a member of the National Commission: Abdulalla Al- Drazi and
the President of the Bahrain Transparency Society Abdulnabi Al-
Ekri. During these meetings, political and human rights situation
in Bahrain were discussed. The meetings also disscussed ways that
would positively contribute to the improvement of situation and
promote respect for human rights .
During a business trip to Moscow, the President of the BHRM met
the Head of the Council on Civil Society and Human Rights affairs
at the Russian Presidency, Prof . Mikhail Fedotov. During the meeting,
human rights in Bahrain and a potential cooperation between Bahraini
and Russian civil society were discussed.
Shafaei also met the General Manager of Russia Today satellite
Channel- Arabic division- Alaxander Nazarov, with whom he conducted
an interview discussing the commemoration of the events which took
place last February. He also met many journalists working for RT
Channel, including Salam Mosafir.
Shafaei also met the President of the Department of Asian and
Middle Eastern Studies in the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies
Dr. Elena Suponina.
The President of the BHRM engaged in many activities during his
visit to Geneva, including attending the meetings of the Human Rights
Council during its 19th session.
He also participated in seminars on human rights in the Arab
World in general, and in Bahrain in particular. Shafaei also met
many foreign and Arab human rights activists including: the Vice
President of the Bahrain Human Rights Society Esa Al- Ghaib, Shawan
Jabarin, the General Director of Al Haq, a Palestinian Human Rights
Organization, a Syrian human rights activist Dr. Haytham Manna,
the Chief of Middle East and North Africa section in the OHCHR Frej
Fenniche, as well as Mohamed Hojeij, the Officer in charge of Bahrain
in the OHCHR.
During another visit to Germany, the President of BHRM met several
activists and journalists including the Head of the Arabic Department
in the German Satellite TV Channel DW Mustafa Isaid, his Deputy
Mohamed Ibrahim and the Editor in Chief of Qantara website Loay
An article by the President of the BHRM entitled Spring or Crisis
in Bahrain was published in the The Democracy, an Egyptian Quarterly
issued by Al – Ahram Establishment.