United States arms profits first, Bahraini human rights a poor second

This video says about itself:

Bahrain Bias: US arms arrive amid bloody crackdown

15 May 2012

In Bahrain, security forces have dispersed another anti-government rally by firing tear gas and rubber bullets. It’s the latest violence against a peaceful movement that flared up more than a year ago. But despite the oppression, Washington has resumed arms sales to the Bahraini regime – which is a key US ally, as RT’s Gayane Chichakyan reports.

From Human Rights Watch:

July 2, 2015

US/Bahrain: Bad Move to Resume Arms Sales

Few Steps Toward Reform; New Jail Terms for Critics

USA: AFL-CIO‘s Trumka Denounces Administration’s Decision to Resume Military Aid to Bahrain: here.

U.S. Resumes Weapons Sales to Bahraini Dictatorship Despite Poor Human Rights Record: here.

Bahrain: Opposition figure to be held in remand for expressing opinion: here.

Bahrain: Free Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace. By Index on Censorship / 3 July, 2015: here.

EU must act upon European Parliament resolution on human rights in Bahrain. The European Centre for Democracy and Human Rights, Front Line Defenders, and the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), welcome the European Parliament’s urgency resolution on Bahrain, particularly on the case of Nabeel Rajab, adopted today: here.

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