Bahrain: Promises of reform unfulfilled – Amnesty International submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review – 27th session of the UPR Working Group, May 2017

In this submission Amnesty International highlights shortcomings in the human rights framework in Bahrain, including national laws that restrict the rights to freedom of expression and association, imprisonment of political opponents and human rights defenders, and questions surrounding the independence, impartiality and effectiveness of national human rights institutions. It also raises concerns about arbitrary revocation of nationality of hundreds of persons, and the death penalty.

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