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Charles accused of not caring enough about the 'crushing of dissent' in Bahrain

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The Prince of Wales has been accused by a human rights organisation of not caring enough about the "crushing of dissent" in Bahrain as details of his trip to the Gulf state were announced.

Human Rights Watch also criticised the Government, which requested Charles and Camilla tour the region, for standing "squarely and cravenly" behind the Bahrain administration, which has been accused of a string of abuses since pro-democracy protesters were violently suppressed during the Arab Spring of 2011.

Amnesty International UK called on the heir to the throne to speak out about universal values like free speech and open debate when in the Middle East.

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