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NGOs urge Asia-Pacific Group to oppose consideration of Bahrain for President of the Human Rights Council
On December 1st, 2020, MENA Rights Group and 20 other NGOs submitted a joint letter to call on the Human Rights Council's Asia-Pacific Group to refrain from considering Bahrain for President of the Council. In the light of the country's deteriorating human rights record, the election of Bahrain would fundamentally undermine the integrity of the Council:
On August 11, 2020, MENA Rights Group, Amnesty International, Ensemble Contre la Peine de Mort, Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, World Organisation against Torture and Salam for Democracy and Human Rights, sent a letter to the King of Bahrain urging him to commute all death sentences and establish a moratorium on executions.