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June 06, 2013

Letter from U.S. Congress to Bahraini King

Twenty Members of Congress are urging Bahrain’s King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa to reconsider his decision to postpone indefinitely the visit of United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Méndez, who has twice been denied access to the Kingdom since protests there began in February 2011. In a letter sent June 10, they called on him to “demonstrate your commitment to help put an end” to abusive practices, including torture.