O’ Oh

I think it’s time to duck or find another place to enjoy the forthcoming summer in as summer in Bahrain is promising to be a tad hotter than usual:

The prime minister receiving the news that he has been awarded a UN prize

Abdulhadi Alkhawaja, president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, addressed today the meeting of the Human Rights council in Geneva regarding inadequate housing in Bahrain, which he said is the result of corruption and acquiring most of the country lands by members of the ruling family.

In his speech before representatives of Governments and NGO’s from around the world, Alkhawaja criticized the “United Nations Human Settlements Programme” for giving the prime minister of Bahrain an award related to achievements in human settlements. He said that the Bahrain Center for Human Rights has addressed the UN Secretary General to review the criteria and nomination procedures for such award to make sure that it is not given to officials who are well known for corruption and human rights abuses.


  1. Capt. ARab

    Opps… It’s gonna be hot this year. The man has a point for raising his concern, and to be fair to all lets see what happens. Will it be a repeat of the last incident, or just letting off steam. Just as a reminder Nelson Mandela was awarded some honorary doctorate degree from some university in Asia, I think Brunei. Mandela was awarded for his work in S.Africa, the dismantlement of the apartheid system, his patience and 27 years of imprisonment, and the list goes on…. Apparently the same UNI awarded H.E. The Prime Minister with the same. There must be some criteria which we lack to acknowledge.

  2. Salman

    I wonder how much he paid to get that? Or maybe he told the UN either he gets the award, or he must have 50% of their cash treasury :mrgreen:

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