Administration Urged to Condemn Attacks on Protesters in Bahrain
Human Rights First today called on the Trump Administration to condemn the actions of Bahraini security forces who reportedly attacked peaceful protesters in the village of Duraz. Local reports indicate that at least one man has been killed and many other injured.
"The security force raid is deeply disturbing, and we urge the Bahraini security forces not to attack peaceful protestors,” said Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley. "It is especially alarming that the raid comes just two days after President Trump met the king of Bahrain and assured him that there would no longer be any strain on the U.S.-Bahrain relationship. President Trump should immediately speak out against these attacks and make clear that repression of peaceful civil society will damage the bilateral relationship with Bahrain."
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