US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar Calls to Stop Arms Sale to Bahrain due to HR Violations
2019-07-26 - 5:32 p
Bahrain Mirror: US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar called on the US government to stop arms sale to Bahrain due to human rights violations.
In an intervention on the sideline of an event held by "Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain" in Washington, on July 11, 2019, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar called to "highlight the widespread tendency for activists to be jailed, raped, tortured, executed or disappeared in Bahrain," noting that Bahrain has the highest rate of mass incarceration in the Middle East.
Omar also advocated ending US arms sales to Bahrain, stating: "When we support a government that violates human rights, we undermine our efforts and standing around the world."