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Cancelled UN visit shows Bahrain 'not serious' about human rights

Headline Title:  Cancelled UN visit shows Bahrain 'not serious' about human rights 24 April 2013 Bahrain is clearly "not serious" about implementing human rights reforms, Amnesty International said today after the Gulf kingdom cancelled a planned visit by the United Nations' torture expert for a second time.The UN Special Rapporteur on torture, Juan Mendez, said he was "deeply disappointed" after Bahrain postponed next month's visit, citing delays in "ongoing national dialogue".The Bahraini authorities also cancelled a visit by Juan Mendez in February 2012, claiming they…

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