"The elections held in October 2002, the latest in a long line of reform initiated by Bahrain’s young King Shaikh Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa, have earned Bahrain worldwide respect and esteem.
Such respect was evident in the comments made by British MP Nigel Evans in a party hosted in the honor of Crown Prince and BDF Commander-in-Chief Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa. The King received a written message from the British Prime Minister Tony Blair, delivered by the British Ambassador to Bahrain, Peter Ford, offering congratulations on the success of the parliamentary elections. Blair was particularly happy about the participation of women in the elections. The European Union also spoke warmly of the elections. “Bahrain and the Bahraini people have taken important steps towards the development of a democratic state,” the Danish EU presidency said in a statement in Copenhagen about last month’s landmark vote.
Given such remarks, Information Minister Nabeel Al Hamer was more than justified in saying that the coming days would boost Bahrain's democratic experience, which in turn would enhance the kingdom's status, its civilized history and its relations with other nations.
The latest accolades Bahrain has received for its democratic reforms and advances in human rights have come from Italy and the United Nations Development Programme. On the 10 December Bahrain celebrated the 54th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Resident Representative of the UNDP in Bahrain, Dr Khaled Alloush, took this occasion to stress that “Bahrain has advanced significantly in the field of human rights.” This, he said has been manifest particularly in recent strides made in promoting freedom of association and organization of workers, provision of free health services and education, freedom of religion and the institution of political rights of citizens through recent elections. “Undoubtedly, the Kingdom has done much in the field of human rights but there’s always room for improvement”.
While opening the new Italian embassy in Bahrain, Italian senator and Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Alfredo Mantica took the opportunity to highlight the fact that "The whole world has been watching with admiration the pioneering democratisation process in Bahrain, as compared with the traditional set-up of the Arab society"."http://www.bahrainbr...2002-issue1.htm
Regarding "we have the right to practise everything" sounds rather naive.
You are 70-75% of the nation and you can't run your own country. In other words, you cannot practise anything. A nation who doesn't decide over their own future are hostages. You are being held hostage by a Panarab ruler.
I have very high esteem for all the international human rights agencies and I doubt they would say things without due research and investigation.
I didn't say that you should leave your country, I said that you should abolish the monarchy and establish a majority rule of shi'i.