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Bahrain’s grand prix problem

Bahrain’s grand prix problem

Bahrain’s top news during the past 48 hours say a lot about the troubled country: glitzy races are welcome; experts on torture are not. Bahraini officials yesterday claimed that UN special rapporteur on torture, Juan Mendez, had cancelled his upcoming visit “indefinitely”. Funnily enough, the special rapporteur has denied this

Sport v human rights

Sport v human rights

MAGAZINE | Despite talk of reform, the Bahrain Grand Prix and the Beijing Olympics proved to be catalysts for rights abuses. Mihir Bose asks whether human rights should be a criterion for hosting coveted international sporting events READ MORE | Martin Polley: Game Control

Bahrain: Journalists deported

Bahrain: Journalists deported

Index condemns the arrest and deportation of foreign journalists covering demonstrations against the widely-criticised Bahrain Grand Prix this past week