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Washington, April. 22. (BNA) -- The visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Professor Juan Mendez to Bahrain, initially scheduled on May 8-15, has been put off till further notice, Human Rights Affairs Minister Dr. Salah bin Ali Abdulrahman announced today.
The postponement followed a meeting held between the Minister, the UN Rapporteur and officials representing the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Washington D.C.
During the meeting, the Minister delivered an official letter from the Government of Bahrain to the UN Special Rapporteur outlining reasons for the request to postpone the visit.
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BNA 1410 GMT 2013/05/05
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