Monday, May 16, 2011

UN Demands End to Bahrain Torture

The United Nations' High Commissioner for human rights has called on Bahrain to free political prisoners and allow an independent probe into reports of torture.

"All political detainees must be immediately released and all detainees must have prompt access to legal counsel," Navi Pillay said in a statement released on May 5.

"My office has also received reports of severe torture against human rights defenders who are currently in detention”...”There must be independent investigations of these cases of death in detention and allegations of torture," Pillay said.'


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