US Secretary of State Says Bahrain Must Stop Discriminating against Shia Communities
2017-08-15 - 11:45 p
Bahrain Mirror: The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday (August 15, 2017) that "Bahrain must stop discriminating against the Shia communities" who compose majority of the Bahraini population.
Tillerson said in the annual report on international religious freedom issued the US Department of State: "In Bahrain the government continue to question, detain and arrest Shiite clerics, community members and opposition politicians."
He further stated "Members of the Shia community there continue to report ongoing discrimination in government employment, education, and the justice system," adding that "Bahrain must stop discriminating against the Shia communities".
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