Bahrain unrest 'disgrace to Arab Spring'
BAHRAIN's so-called revolution has nothing to do with the Arab Spring, the Tunisian Al Nahda Party has said.
"What happened in Bahrain in February-March and afterwards was nothing but a sectarian movement and acts of sabotage," the party's politburo said as it received a Bahrain Human Rights Principles Society delegation.
"It is a disgrace to the Arab revolution," it said.
The team is in Tunisia, the cradle of the genuine Arab Spring, to brief rights watchdogs and jurists on the reality behind Bahrain's unrest.
They discussed co-operation to promote human rights on all levels.
The moderate Islamist party won 89 seats in Tunisia's 217-member Constituent Assembly in the October 23 election.
The politburo rejected Iran's interference in Bahrain's affairs and encroachment on the Arab identity of the kingdom, being an integral part of the Arab world.
Society chairman Abdulla Faisal Al Dossary congratulated the party and allies on the success of the Tunisian revolution resulting from a national consensus.
He described the revolution as a reflection of popular to promote Tunisians' dignity and liberties and bolster progress and prosperity beyond any foreign interference.
Both sides stressed the detrimental impacts of the sectarian strife driving wedges and sowing disunity among peaceful Bahrainis.
They highlighted violations by protesters in Bahrain, particularly the politicisation of children and women, to achieve a dubious agenda, pushing them to take part in unauthorised rallies.
They also cited the protesters' attempts to hold people hostage, attacking health facilities and schools, politicising education as well as blocking roads and spilling oil, endangering people's lives.
Politburo members Noureddine Al Behiri, Mohsen Al Sahbani and Mourad Al Badiri attended.