Senators press State Department to rethink Bahrain aid

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Washington (CNN)A bipartisan group of senators wants the State Department to reconsider military aid to Bahrain following a crackdown on political opposition and a deterioration of human rights.

In a letter addressed to Secretary of State John Kerry, the senators request that the State Department rethink arms sales to the key Gulf ally if Bahrain’s leadership cannot protect the rights freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, according to a copy of the letter obtained by CNN.
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