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Group of 32 Countries Criticizes Bahrain on Human Rights

Thirty-two countries including the United States and Britain expressed concern on Monday about Bahrain's human rights record, urging the Western-allied kingdom to protect the right to peaceful assembly and address reports of torture. The letter, read out by Switzerland to the U.N. Human Rights Council, welcomed "positive steps" by Bahrain to improve observance of human rights, including the creation of a unit to investigate abuses by security forces. "However, the...

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