New human rights briefing on Bahrain released

Author: Amnesty Intl., Published on: 13 April 2012

As discussions around the scheduling of the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Bahrain intensify, Amnesty International has…released a briefing summarising the continuing human rights crisis in Bahrain. A full report, “Flawed Reforms: Bahrain fails to achieve justice for protesters”, will be released on...17 April…The human rights crisis in Bahrain is not over. Despite the authorities’ claims to the contrary, state violence against those who oppose the Al Khalifa family rule continues…Holding the Grand Prix in Bahrain in 2012 risks being interpreted by the government of Bahrain as symbolizing a return to business as usual. The international community must not turn a blind eye to the ongoing human rights crisis in the country. The government must understand that its half-hearted measures are not sufficient -- sustained progress on real human rights reform remains essential.

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