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Amnesty: UK 'utterly disingenuous' about human rights in Bahrain

Nov 21, 2016 - The Guardian (London)

British ministers have acted like overexcited cheerleaders for Bahrain's woefully inadequate human rights reforms, Amnesty International has said, ahead of an expected visit next month by Theresa May on the sidelines of the annual Gulf Cooperation Council summit.

Ministers ought to be confronting the awkward reality that the institutions set up in Bahrain with UK support "are seriously flawed and widely seen as a PR exercises", Amnesty said.

The report, based on 90 interviews with Ba...