Bahrain: Ban condemns bombing, voices concern over use of force against protesters
|Publisher||UN News Service|
|Publication Date||12 April 2012|
|Cite as||UN News Service, Bahrain: Ban condemns bombing, voices concern over use of force against protesters, 12 April 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4f97b3232.html [accessed 22 May 2013]|
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Since February, there have been renewed clashes in Bahrain between security forces and demonstrators, a year after widespread civil protests first emerged in the country.
Mr. Ban "remains concerned by the excessive use of force against protestors which continues to result in civilian casualties. He appeals to all sides to act with restraint and refrain from violence," his spokesperson said in a statement.
"The fundamental human rights of the Bahraini people, including the right to peaceful protest, must be respected," the statement added.
"He firmly believes that an all inclusive and meaningful national dialogue that addresses the legitimate aspirations of all Bahrainis will go a long way to promote peace and stability in the country."