Human Rights Groups Denounce US Resumption of Military Aid to Bahrain

The United States is resuming security aid to Bahrain’s military forces, saying there had been “meaningful progress” on human rights four years after the kingdom’s deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters. State department spokesman John Kirby said, “The administration has decided to lift the holds on security assistance to the Bahrain defence force and national guard that were implemented following Bahrain’s crackdown on demonstrations in 2011.