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US Should Not Reward Bahrain with Military Equipment


Over the weekend, the US administration chose to move forward with the sale of military equipment to Bahrain, despite the fact that tear gas assaults on minority Shi’a neighborhoods recently took the life of a 6-day-old girl and a 14-year-old boy. Such a sale, even if it does not include weapons, sends the wrong message to the people of Bahrain who are protesting government oppression.

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Trial of Bahraini Medics is Still Flawed, Says PHR


Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today called the trial of Bahraini medics accused of overthrowing the regime and other felonies “severely flawed.” Despite allegations that the doctors’ confessions were obtained through torture, the prosecutor refused to confirm that he will drop the doctors’ confessions during today’s trial.

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PHR Condemns Bahraini Authorities’ Denial of Entry to PHR Deputy Director on Eve of Doctors’ Trial


Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today strongly condemned the actions taken by Bahraini border authorities who refused PHR’s Deputy Director Richard Sollom entrance into Bahrain. Sollom holds a valid visa and has received frequent invitations by senior Bahraini cabinet members to visit the country.

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PHR is Encouraged by Bahrain Court’s Decision to Hold New Trial for Medics


Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is encouraged by the decision by the Bahrain Court of Appeals to hold new trials for the 20 doctors who were recently sentenced as alleged backers of pro-democracy protests. PHR continues to call for the Kingdom of Bahrain to drop all politically motivated charges against the medics and all others charged in connection with the protests.

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PHR Encouraged by U.S. Government’s Decision to Delay Arms Sale to Bahrain in Response to Abuses


Following Physicians for Human Rights’ (PHR) call for the Obama Administration to halt a 53 million dollar arms sale to Bahrain, PHR today applauds the decision by the U.S. Government to delay the sale until it reviews Bahrain’s investigation of alleged human rights abuses and implementing reforms.

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