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27 May, 2005

UN rights talks in the spotlight

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25 May, 2005

Women's rights activist to face trial and imprisonment

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23 May, 2005

Centre call to implement UN rights proposals

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22 May, 2005

Bahrain Permanent Representative in Geneva Comments on CAT's recommendations

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19 May, 2005

Committee against Torture meets with state parties to Convention

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13 May, 2005

Bahrain government's submission to the Committee Against Torture

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11 May, 2005

Victims of torture are still suffering

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11 May, 2005

Wall Street Journal: Royal Flush: After High Hopes, Democracy Project In Bahrain Falters

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6 May, 2005

International Crisis Group: Bahrain's Sectarian Challenge

Middle East Report N°40 6 May 2005 http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=3404&l=1 <blockquote> <h3>EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS</h3> A little over four years after Sheikh Hamad bin `Isa al-Khalifa announced a sweeping reform plan, Bahrain's fragile liberal experiment is poised to stall, or, worse, unravel. The overlap of political and social conflict with sectarian tensions makes a combustible mix. If steps are not urgently taken to address the grievances of the large and marginalised Shiite community -- as much as 70 per cent of the population -- Bahrain, which is often touted as a model of Arab reform, could be in for dangerous times. The U.S., which has extolled Bahrain's reforms and is the country's principal benefactor, should moderate its praise, urge the government to see through what it started in 2001 and find ways of raising the delicate issue of sectarian discrimination.

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3 May, 2005

Draft law to prevent using the media to protect detainees

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