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Bahrain's rights watchdog probes abuse claims

Bahrain's rights watchdog has registered 34 complaints in the last six months, including torture allegations and sectarian discrimination.   The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) has launched inves

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NIHR report on violations to be released

A report documenting alleged human rights violations faced by Bahrainis and expatriates since the unrest in 2011 has been completed.   The first report of the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) will be

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Bahrain seeks UN backing for NIHR

Bahrain is seeking UN accreditation for its National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR).   It will apply for the body to be recognised by the UN's Human Rights Council later this month after the Shura Counci

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Bahrain raps UN rights chief's comments

Bahraini legislators have lashed out at "one-sided" comments by the UN human rights chief, who directed criticism at the country during the 24th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, a report said. UN High Commi

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Media bias ‘cost Bahrain millions’

Bahrain has lost millions of dinars paying public relations companies as it tries to combat negative reporting in the international media, according to a leading human rights activist. "These millions could have been spent to

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