Foreign Office Refuse to Release Document Detailing Conversation with Ian Henderson

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In order to shed greater light on the role of Ian Henderson, the British citizen who was head of Bahrain’s Special Branch for around 30 years, I sent a freedom of information request to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office  (FCO) regarding a retained document about an informal conversation that took place in 1977 between Henderson… Read more »

Bahrain tells UN torture expert to postpone visit — again

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  For the second consecutive time, the Bahraini government has told the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture to delay his planned visit to Bahrain. A statement on the state-run news agency yesterday said that Bahrain’s Minister for Human Rights delivered an official letter to Special Rapporteur Juan Mendez “outlining reasons for the request to postpone… Read more »