U.S., UN Criticize Bahrain’s Repression Of Shi’a, Stalled Reforms

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The United States and a United Nations special adviser sharply criticized Bahrain for repressing Shi’a and revoking the citizenship of the Gulf state’s top Shi’ite leader.Adama Dieng, the UN special adviser on genocide, warned on June 22 that the country faces “a critical moment,” as the U.S. State Department concluded that the government’s efforts to improve human rights have stalled.

“It is now even more crucial for the authorities and for all relevant parties to recommit to an inclusive national dialogue in the interest of all people of Bahrain,” Dieng said.

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