U.S. Puts Bahrain on List of Human Rights Abusers
Posted by alanmirs on June 18, 2011
By Nicole Gaouette – Jun 16, 2011 5:54 PM GMT+0400
“The Bahraini government has arbitrarily detained workers and others perceived as opponents,” U.S. Ambassador Eileen Donahoe said in astatement to the council yesterday in Geneva.
Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet, has tried to crush protests that have wracked the country since February, as the Shiite majority population has agitated for the Sunni Muslim monarchy to allow greater economic opportunities and freedoms.
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