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Bahrain: Halt detention, abuse and torture of children

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Headline Title:  Bahrain: Halt detention, abuse and torture of children 16 December 2013 Children are being routinely detained, ill-treated and tortured in Bahrain, said Amnesty International in a new briefing published today. Scores of children arrested on suspicion of participating in anti-government protests – including some as young as 13 – were blindfolded, beaten and tortured in detention over the past two years the organization said. Others were threatened with rape in order to extract forced confessions.“By rounding up suspected under-age offenders and locking them up, Bahrain’s…

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