Bahrain Weekly Newsletter 71

Human Rights Groups Condemn Increase in UK Arms Sale to Bahrain

29 September 2014—London—Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) and Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) strongly condemn the United Kingdom’s recent decision to increase the sale of arms to Bahrain. Furthermore, we raise serious concerns that the escalating arms trade and deepening of military ties between an ostensible defender of democracy and a government bent on suppressing the democratic will of its people undermines the international community’s cries of deep concern over the situation in Bahrain.

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Updates from the Ground
  • At least 27 arrested, including 2 women and children
  • 60 trials postponed
  • 39 individuals to sentenced  395 years of incarceration
  • 30 protests and sit-ins took place, including mass demonstration on 19 Sept
  • Security forces continue use of excessive force and tear gas against protestors
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