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.
The Gulf Arab state denied entry Sunday to an official of U.S.-based Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) who wanted to attend the trial of a group of medics detained during the protests, the group and a Bahraini activist said.
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Restoring national unity is paramount to ending the crisis in Bahrain, and as in all countries where serious social and political conflicts exist, real resolutions can only be achieved when the root causes of the conflict are addressed.
TIME Magazine talks about the impact of PHR's report on Bahrain and the uproar it caused in Congress, which held up a long planned package of arms sales and training programs worth $53 million to the Bahraini military.
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Much has happened in the small island of Bahrain since it was engulfed in the Arab Spring in February 2011. Unlike other conflicts in other Arab states, the Bahrain protest did not demand the downfall of the ruling regime but sought the establishment of a democratic constitutional monarchy and recognition of human rights.