HRW in Joint NGO Letter: Member states should call for improvements in human rights situation in Bahrain

 

 

In a joint letter, a number of human rights groups urged the permanent representatives of member and observer states of the UN Human Rights Council to support a joint statement expressing concern over and calling for improvements in the human rights situation in Bahrain at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC).

On its website, Human Rights Watch posted the full text of the joint letter, which stressed that the HRC has largely remained silent on the situation in Bahrain since September 2015, adding that "in the intervening period, and particularly since mid-2016, the situation has worsened significantly."

The joint letter further read that in June and September 2016, arbitrary travel bans prevented numerous human rights activists from attending the 32nd and 33rd session of the HRC.

 

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