Tehran funding terror in Bahrain, Geneva meeting told

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Iran has a major role in funding and organizing terror groups in Bahrain, a symposium held in Geneva to coincide with the United Nations Human Rights Council meeting has been told.

Iranian interference in Bahraini affairs was outlined by the Secretary-General of the Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society and Gulf-European Center for Human Rights, Faisal Fulad, in a paper entitled “Terrorism, Extremism and Human Rights.”

Extremist groups including Saraya Al-Ashtar and Saraya Al-Mukhtar were actively supported by Tehran, Fulad claimed.
He said terrorist cells in Iran are working with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard to train fighters to send to Bahrain.

Fulad called on the UN Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force to support Bahrain’s efforts to protect human rights against terrorism.

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