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Al-Daihi Calls for Intensifying Movement against Normalization, Reiterates Need for "Constitutional Consensus"

2023-02-17 - 2:31 p

Bahrain Mirror: Al-Wefaq Deputy Secretary-General, Sheikh Hussein Al-Daihi, stressed that "the constitutional crisis in Bahrain started after the regime abrogated the National Action Charter, which created crises and collapses leading to the popular movement in 2011," reaffirming at the same time "the opposition's readiness to hold serious dialogue and communicate to reach a solution that leads to a constitutional consensus that will usher Bahrain out of a crisis." Al-Daihi called for the release of Al-Wefaq Secretary-General Sheikh Ali Salman after the elimination of the "alleged reasons" for his imprisonment, stressing that "anti-normalization is a strategic project for us as Bahrainis and we will not abandon it or back down."

During a press conference in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on the 12th anniversary of the start of the movement in Bahrain, Al-Daihi sent "A tribute of respect and gratitude to the steadfast mountain, the great leader and secretary of the people, His Eminence Sheikh Ali Salman, who stands tall in the face of the unjust jailer from behind prison bars, with his brothers, the figures of the opposition and the rest of our detained sons and brothers."

Al-Daihi addressed the political prisoners, saying: "We continue with the same breath and vigor of yours, with principle and dynamism until victory is achieved."

He pointed out that the regime's act of abrogating the "National Action Charter" that the people voted on and issuing a single constitution that does not have popular consensus was the beginning of the constitutional crisis in Bahrain, which created the crises and collapses, leading to the popular movement in 2011 launched in order to restore the robbed constitutional right.

He drew attention to the fact that "Bahrain is suffering today from accumulated crises of withdrawal and deprivation of more than a hundred thousand Bahraini citizens of their political and civil rights, simply because they expressed their political opinions."

Al-Daihi said that the constitutional crisis and political isolation have produced a dysfunctional political reality and produced authorities that express only a unilateral will, adding that the legislative, executive and judicial authorities are a façade of absolute power. 

He stressed that the state of domination, abolition and forced exclusion by one party of another, as well as the isolation, as is happening now, is an act of destruction of the homeland and its people, which is drowning it further in successive crises.

He also warned of "the repercussions of political naturalization, which poses a strategic existential threat to the national identity and capabilities of the country."

Al-Daihi attributed the country's poor economic and living conditions "to the mismanagement of public funds by the authorities, dependence on oil resources completely, in addition to the continuous dependence on Gulf aid."

He stressed that "Al-Wefaq's vision for the economic solution is the need to reconsider economic policies, as the national economy should be based on sustainable development that aims to meet the needs of the citizen and the country, stop corruption, encourage investment, protect free competition, prevent illegal practices, protect consumers, and ensure the fair distribution of development returns to citizens."

On the other hand, Al-Daihi stressed that "the accusation raised against Sheikh Ali Salman and shoving his name in the dispute between Bahrain and Qatar was made invalid after talking about calls to restore relations between the two countries," explaining that "what was built on that unjust position against Sheikh Ali Salman has been denied by the absence of the alleged reasons."

He called for the release of Sheikh Salman, stressing that "keeping him in prison is unjustified and is a crime," stressing that he is "a man of vision, and has a comprehensive national project and an advanced experience that enables him to contribute to creating the conditions for the desired political solution in Bahrain."

Al-Daihi called on the people to "work hard and qualitatively in the face of normalization projects at all levels," explaining that "the Zionist penetration in Bahrain has become a danger and a threat not only to Bahrain but to the entire region."

He considered that "it is ironic that this normalizing regime with the temporary Zionist entity went too far by playing the role of the Zionist media in condemning the struggles of the people of Palestine," adding "It is a shame that when the people of Palestine come out to defend their lives and their sons get martyred, the media and the Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemn the act of the Palestinians and their struggle."

He reiterated that "anti-normalization is a strategic project for us as Bahrainis and we will not abandon it or back down," calling on the Zionists to "despair of the success of their Zionist project in Bahrain."

"The alleged coexistence claimed by the regime in Bahrain is missing in Bahrain, and it is a lie to cover up and polish the image of the oppression that Bahrain suffers," he said. 

Al-Daihi went on to confirm  "the opposition's readiness for serious dialogue and communication to reach a solution that leads to a constitutional consensus that will get Bahrain out of its crises." 

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