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Bahrain - August 2022

Bahraini regime continues to commit serious human rights violations

Bahrain has continued to clamp down on dissent, in particular targeting the Shia community  whose members have long complained about discrimination and marginalization at the hands of the regime, which had worsened following the popular uprising and nationwide protests of 2011. Ahead of Shia religious celebrations, Bahraini authorities imposed heavy curbs on the religious freedom of the community and prevented them from participating in Ashura rituals. There are also concerns about large-scale human rights violations in detention centres, including allegations of torture. Human rights organizations continue to warn about dire conditions for prisoners of conscience in Bahraini jails.

Sources: Bahrain Press TV (1)Bahrain Press TV (2)Alwaght

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Civil Liberties
Freedom of Religion
Political Equality
Social Group Equality

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