The Bahrain National Democratic Opposition Parties’ team to the dialogue preparatory table said the ruling family has made promises to preserve the National Charter and the constitution back in 2001, and the justice Minister’s denial of these promises is a fabrication of the existing reality.
Bahrain (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The Bahrain National Democratic Opposition Parties’ team to the dialogue preparatory table said the ruling family has made promises to preserve the National Charter and the constitution back in 2001, and the justice Minister’s denial of these promises is a fabrication of the existing reality.Majeed Milad, the opposition’s team member in the dialogue and member of Secretariat in al-Wefaq refused the justice minister’s denial of these promises, he said, “The table discussed the principals and references including the National Charter as a reference. However, this must be taken in consideration of the promises made by high officials in the regime at that time”.Milad presented first pages of local newspapers with bold headlines reading the crown prince’s promise to preserve the constitution and that the constitution rules over the National Charter. He commented, “Bahrain was surprised that the appointed Shura upper house is included in the legislation process in contradiction to promises of officials”.He added, “This was not the only promise. The former justice minister had also made promises to the Bahriani public that the elected council is for legislation and the appointed council will be for advisory only”.The opposition parties called on the regime to look objectively to the regional and international situation which has become more interested in a political solution in Bahrain. The regime must understand that political solution is the only way to exit the crisis.Mohammed Shihabi, a leading member of the Ekhaa society said, “The current dialogue has so far been unfruitful and the government is stalling. It must evaluate the dialogue and restructure it. On top of that, the suppressive security measures are increasing and this will not solve the problem. Therefore, we call on the regime and the king to review the composition of the dialogue table”./129