In Bahrain, international community quiet as crackdown on dissent continues
- Year: 2012
- Length: 4:42 minutes (4.31 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
In contrast to diplomatic action on Syria, the United States and the international community have been far less vocal about the situation in Bahrain, where human rights groups say detentions, torture and political repression continue. An independent commission of inquiry into the government crackdown released findings in December that documented a pattern of abuses and noted a “culture of impunity.” Activists within Bahrain point to key US military installations in the region and Bahrain’s close relationship with Saudi Arabia, a US ally, as reasons for inaction. For more, we’re joined on the phone from Manama by Nabeel Rajab with the Bahrain Center for Human Rights.