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Rights Group Slams Governments For "Double Standard" on Arab Spring

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Amnesty also criticized international powers and regional bodies for      

"inconsistencies" in their response to the situations in Libya, Syria and       

Bahrain, and of "failing to grasp the depth of the challenge to entrenched       

repressive rule".

 

The report noted that Bahrain set up acommittee to investigate what

happened during the unrest and brutal crackdown, by commissioning an

independent inquiry.   The inquiry's results, reported in October 2011,

criticized the government for using excessive force and torture, as well as

making arbitrary arrests. This critcism was accepted by the King, who

vowed to make amends and punish culprits. He said that the time for action

is now, while the people still have hope for a new future"."

 

Amnesty International, in its statement said, "The call for justice, freedom

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William Fisher has managed economic development programs in the Middle East and elsewhere for the US State Department and the US Agency for International Development. He served in the international affairs area in the Kennedy Administration and now (more...)
 
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