UK accused of ’empty talk’ as Bahrain activists face death penalty

Calls intensify for withdrawal from security arrangement with kingdom over human rights

People take part in a pro-democracy protest in Manama, Bahrain, in 2011.

Diplomatic editor
Published onThu 9 Jul 2020 19.21 BST

The British government has been accused of “empty talk” over human rights as two pro-democracy campaigners in Bahrain face the death penalty.

The UK has provided security advice to the island nation in the Persian Gulf for five years and funds a body that examines allegations of police mistreatment.

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