UN sending human rights team to assess Bahrain
Geneva: The UN human rights office says it is sending four staff to Bahrain next month to assess progress toward its promised political and security reforms.
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights says the team will visit Bahrain December 2-6.
The Geneva-based agency`s spokesman Rupert Colville told reporters today in Geneva that the visit is a follow-up to a similar mission a year ago in the wake of the kingdom`s anti-government uprising.
He says UN officials plan to meet with government ministers, rights groups and others regarding Bahrain`s judicial system and "accountability for present and past human rights violations and abuses."
At least 55 people have been killed in clashes between Bahraini authorities and Shiite-led protesters demanding a greater political voice in the Sunni-ruled kingdom.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Delhi HC backs LG, turns down plea challenging Jung's authority
- WB Class 12 (HS) Result 2015 declared on wbresults.nic.in, wbchse.nic.in
- No radioactive leak at IGI airport, say AERB and Delhi govt
- Log on to wbresults.nic.in, wbchse.nic.in for WB Class 12 (HS) Result 2015 WBCHSE
- WBCHSE (wbchse.nic.in & wbresults.nic.in): West Bengal Class 12th Result 2015 to be announced shortly