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Bahrain: Woman human rights defender tortured, including sexually assaulted, as Bahrain renews campaign to silence peaceful critics

, Index number: MDE 11/6392/2017

Amnesty International has today called on the Bahraini authorities to immediately end the torture and other ill-treatment of human rights defenders and other critics of the government, and to investigate all allegations of torture and other ill-treatment with the intention to bring those responsible to justice through fair trials. The state must end all forms of reprisals it is currently using against human rights defenders and government critics, targeted solely for the peaceful exercise of their freedom of expression.

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