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Open Letter to the Government of Bahrain

Free All Prisoners of Conscience in the Kingdom of Bahrain

March 2015

Physicians for Human Rights, partner organizations, and human rights activists call on the government of Bahrain to immediately and unconditionally release all prisoners of conscience in the country in the aftermath of the 2011 popular uprising. The glaring shortcomings in the judicial system in which all prisoners of conscience were tried have been the subject of widespread international condemnation. In this letter, we set out specific immediate and proactive steps to ensure that all prisoners of conscience do not continue to suffer as a consequence of the government’s persistent failures, to increase transparency, to end the era of politically motivated arrests, and to create a democratic environment where peaceful dissent is encouraged and protected instead of criminalized. Read the full letter here.

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