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Bahrain - Government withdraws permission for visit by freedom of expression NGOs

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Bahraini government's last-minute withdrawal of the permission it had previously given for a visit by a delegation of NGOs that defend freedom of expression. Spurious grounds were used to prevent the visit, which had been scheduled to take place from 5 to 10 May. The Bahraini authorities often reiterate their “respect for the principles of human rights and freedoms within the framework of law and order and justice,” but clearly do not include freedom of (...)

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