Friday, March 18, 2011

UN Slams Bahrain's Attack on Hospitals

The United Nations rights chief has denounced the Bahraini government's commandeering of the country's hospitals amid the killing and injuring of protesters by security forces.

"There are reports of arbitrary arrests, killings, beatings of protesters and of medical personnel, and of the takeover of hospitals and medical centers by various security forces,” said the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday, AFP reported.

She added, "Governments are obliged to protect the rights to life and health of the people, but we are hearing very credible reports indicating that they are in fact obstructing access to such rights."

"This is shocking and illegal conduct," she emphasized.'


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