Bahrain Live Blog
Bahrain - May 27, 2012 - 08:55
The Bahraini interior ministry has criticised international human rights groups for failing to be balanced in their work in Bahrain, the Gulf Daily News, a Bahraini newspaper, reports.
"Certain human rights organisations adopt a one-sided view in dealing with information they receive from Bahrain," Interior Minister Lieutenant-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa said.
He criticised certain groups for hearing one side of the story, closing their ears to official replies and refusing to consider the other side of the narrative.
"Such a controversial approach represents an unprecedented alignment," he said.
He singled out human rights activists who aspire to reveal the truth in total objectivity.
Commenting on a speech by UN Human Rights Council president, he said that the ministry had not received any complaints from people claiming they had been threatened.
He pledged to investigate allegations by NGOs' representatives that they had been threatened and take necessary legal measures - whether in their favour or against them.
Lt-Gen Shaikh Rashid was responding to the Human Rights Council president's speech, in which she claimed that NGOs' representatives and participants attending the council meeting had been threatened.
He thanked representatives of countries which opposed the unprecedented stance of the council president contravening the protocol.
For the full report from the Gulf Daily News, click here.