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Revealed: Priti Patel’s links to Bahrain minister blamed for ‘torture’ of political prisoners

Priti Patel hosted a meeting with a Bahrain minister blamed for the recent “torture” of political prisoners, triggering claims that she is “whitewashing abuse” in the country.

MPs are demanding an aid ban on the repressive Gulf state over the violence, condemned by the UN high commissioner for human rights as a “violation of international law”.

It followed allegations of multiple other human rights breaches, including evidence that detained children as young as 13 are beaten and threatened with rape.

Read the full story in the Independent here.