Bahrain Human Rights Abuses: Amnesty International Report Says Country Maintains 'Chilling Crackdown On Dissent'

April 16, 2015 2:17 AM

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Human rights abuses, including torture, arbitrary detention and the use of excessive force, continue “unabated” in the Gulf state of Bahrain, despite the government's efforts to improve human rights, according to a new Amnesty International report released Thursday.

The report says that hopes for reform, which the country pledged to undertake following a violent crackdown against protesters in 2011, have been crushed, amid a “chilling crackdown on dissent.”

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