Bahrain’s prosecution of some of its leading medical professionals epitomizes a disturbing sectarian chasm that must be addressed and breached, says PHR's Richard Sollom in a Global Post Op-Ed.
Following news reports that leading Bahraini opposition activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja will be granted a retrial along with 20 other activists, PHR called for a fair and open trial for all. A Bahraini appeals court today ordered the retrial of the 21 detainees to take place in a civil court.
A New York Times article on Bahrain's Formula One Race, includes a message from PHR that urges more public discussion of Bahrain's current political situation as the race goes forward.
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Despite report from PHR, F1 race will continue as scheduled in Bahrain amid protests against human rights atrocities.
"Despite promises of reform since our investigation into the Kingdom last year, the Government's excessive use of force has only increased," said [PHR's] deputy director, Richard Sollom.