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Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) has said it will monitor the case of a British father held in Ethiopia, among other cases, amid concerns that the government has lessened its commitment to ending human rights abuses abroad.
Human rights organisations have expressed concern over the announcement that a new defence arrangement will establish a permanent UK naval base in Bahrain.
Amnesty International has called on the Bahraini authorities to release a human rights activist detained for posting tweets deemed insulting to the country’s Ministry of Interior.
Amnesty International has expressed concern that the Bahraini authorities will use violence to quash demonstrations on the third anniversary of the uprising.
Children as young as 13 are being detained, ill-treated and tortured in Bahrain on a routine basis, said Amnesty International in a new briefing.
Despite mounting concerns about human rights abuses, David Cameron continues to promote UK weapons sales in the Gulf States
Allegations that the Bahraini authorities used torture to extract confessions from 50 Shi’a activists are one factor in making their trial and convictions unfair, says Amnesy.l
There are people who could be very confused by the UK government's support for human rights in Syria.
Emergency decrees issued by the King of Bahrain which include the banning of protests are a shameful attempt to ban dissent and freedom of expression, says Amnesty.
Amnesty International has urged the EU to speak out about prisoners of conscience being held in Bahrain as it hold its annual EU-Gulf states meeting in Bahrain.
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