Transparency International today called on the government of Bahrain to lift its travel ban on Sayed Sharaf Almosawi, the chair of its partner organisation in Bahrain, the Bahrain Transparency Society.

This is the second time the authorities have barred Sharaf from travelling to Beirut to attend a meeting on the United Nations development goals for 2030, without giving an explanation.

This also comes ahead of Sharaf’s planned travel to Geneva to attend discussions on Bahrain’s report for the 27th Session of the United National Universal Periodic Review Working Group on 1 May at the UN Human Rights Council.

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