Rather Than Reform, Bahrain Launched ‘Program of Mass Incarceration’

A Bahraini man sits on a street by a wall covered in political graffiti, which is regularly sprayed over by authorities and reapplied by government opponents, Malkiya, Bahrain,, June 11, 2015 (AP photo by Hasan Jamali).
A Bahraini man sits on a street by a wall covered in political graffiti, which is regularly sprayed over by authorities and reapplied by government opponents, Malkiya, Bahrain,, June 11, 2015 (AP photo by Hasan Jamali).
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Last week, 33 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Germany, signed a letter to the U.N. Human Rights Council criticizing Bahrain’s human rights record, but also commending some of the government’s “positive steps” toward reform. It called on Bahrain to investigate claims of torture and abuse of detainees, hold perpetrators accountable and accept a visit by the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture. “The human rights situation in Bahrain remains an issue of serious concern to us,” said the Swiss ambassador, who read out the letter in Geneva. It was the fifth such letter issued since Bahrain’s […]

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