Amnesty Update on Bahrain

This briefing from Amnesty International shows that the Bahrain Independent Commission (BICI) Report was a “landmark” achievement. However, as of yet, the reforms have yet to be seen by protesters on the ground who are continually attacked by the government.

Prison sentences for protesters have not been changed by the regime. These sentences are long and arduous, even for simply protesting. Similarly, several protesters still face death sentences from military trials that used their testimony against them under allegations of torture. Without reforms of these policies, one can’t expect much to change in Bahrain.

An interesting fact from this report is that on February 18th, Britain ended its military licenses with Bahrain. It will be interesting to see in the near future if the United States goes through with its military agreements with Bahrain.

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