Amnesty Intrnational latest report on Bahrain

Bahrain: Protecting human rights after the protests: Amnesty International Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, May-June 2012

In this submission, Amnesty International comments on the government of Bahraini implementation of various recommendations concerning women’s rights, women’s rights to confer citizenship rights, a new family law, the draft press law…..

AI notes

  •  that key human rights standards and safeguards contained in human rights treaties to which Bahrain is a party are not reflected in domestic legislation.
  •  that Moreover, the National Human Rights Institution appears to have limited impact on the promotion and protectionof human rights.

AI expresses  concern at that

  • excessive use of force by security forces in the context of anti-government protests, in which unarmed protesters were killed.
  • Protesters have also been subjected to arbitrary arrest and detention, and torture and other ill-treatment.
  • Scores of detainees have received unfair trials before the National Safety Court.

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