Thursday, July 14, 2011

NEW REPORT: Despite National Dialogue Crackdown Continues in Bahrain

Human Rights First,  July 14, 2011

For Immediate Release

Washington, D.C.–Despite an ongoing national dialogue between the government and some parts of civil society, Human Rights First documents in a report released today how the Bahraini government continues to intimidate, torture, and detain human rights defenders, and shoot at civilians.  The report cites the continuing government crackdown in Bahrain through eyewitness accounts and testimonies from human rights defenders, and calls on the U.S. government to insist on benchmarks for the dialogue.

The complete report and recommendations can be found here.

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