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Bahrain: End crackdown on peaceful demonstrations

Headline Title:  Bahrain: End crackdown on peaceful demonstrations 13 August 2013 The Bahraini authorities must not crack down on mass anti-government protests scheduled for tomorrow said Amnesty International. The organization fears that new legislation introduced last week will be used to legitimize the use of force to quash peaceful protests. “The people of Bahrain have the right to express their views freely and to protest peacefully without the threat of violence,” said Philip Luther, Middle East and North Africa Director at Amnesty International. “For years the authorities in…

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