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Report: Bahrain's political rights declined

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Freedom House is annually releasing reports on political rights and civil liberties. Bahrain is considered "not free" and has one of the lowest scores in the world when it comes to political and civil rights. The newest report states that “Bahrain’s political rights rating declined from 6 to 7 [the lowest score obtainable] due to grave flaws in the 2014 legislative elections and the government’s unwillingness to address long-standing grievances among the majority Shiite community about the drawing of electoral districts and the possibility of fair representation.”

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