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Appalling Bahraini Prison Conditions and Treatment

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Appalling Bahraini Prison Conditions and Treatment - by Stephen Lendman

Daily human rights abuses continue as Washington winks and nods approval.

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Since early 2011, Washington, Western governments, and major media scoundrels largely ignored outrageous Al Khalifa monarchy abuses. They include crackdowns on nonviolent protesters, mass arrests, torture, intimidation, and cold-blooded murder.

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and other NGOs documented:

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  • 46 killings;
  • 1,500 arbitrary arrest cases;
  • 1,866 torture and abuse cases;
  • 500 prisoners of conscience;
  • destruction of over 40 mosques and other places of worship;
  • 4,000 summary firings of workers suspected of having unsympathetic regime views;
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  • 500 individuals forced into exile for their safety;
  • three innocent men on death row; 
  • 477 students expelled for supporting democratic change; and 96 targeted journalists.

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