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Bahrain Must End Travel Restrictions Imposed on Human Rights Organizations


Leading human rights organizations are calling on the Kingdom of Bahrain to end the five-day travel limit imposed on all human rights and humanitarian workers traveling to Bahrain.

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Suppressing the narrative in Bahrain

Al Jazeera

A year after the uprising in Bahrain began, the government has continued to deny entrance to journalists and human rights activists, including Richard Sollom of PHR.

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Congressmen Confront Bahrain Over Recent NGO Visa Restrictions

Huffington Post

With the first anniversary of the popular uprising, and subsequent suppression, in Bahrain fast approaching, a number of human rights organizations are asking a dreaded question: What happens if there's another crackdown, and not enough international organizations are there to witness it?

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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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Bahrain detainee dies in custody, opposition sees torture


A 19-year old Bahraini protester has died in the hospital while in custody. According to Bahraini police, he died as a result of chronic disease, but opposition groups argue that the detainee was injured in a protest, then detained and tortured. In light of the continued abuses of the Bahraini government, PHR is calling for the US government to hold fast to its decision to delay sales of military equipment to Bahrain.

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