Despite a recent report that Bahrain’s Attorney General intended to drop the charges against 15 medics, today, the judge and prosecutor in the medics’ trial said any decision regarding the dropping of charges will need to be made in court.
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.
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.
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.
The Bahraini government's recent refusal to allow Richard Sollom, deputy director of PHR, to enter the country is a sign that the country has not kept its promises. The king has claimed that he is eager for dialogue, but by refusing to allow Sollom and other human rights investigators to enter Bahrain, he has shown that his pledges were empty words.