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Bahrain's human rights record under the microscope

This week, French President Emmanuel Macron hosted King Hamad of Bahrain at the Élysée Palace in Paris. On the agenda were the conflicts in Yemen and Syria. But rights groups have been calling on Macron to draw attention to the Persian Gulf nation's dismal human rights record. For more, we spoke to Jawad Fairooz, a former Bahraini MP and the chairman of Salam for Democracy and Human Rights. The organisation says sexual abuse and torture have become widespread in Bahrain's prisons.

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Meanwhile, in Lebanon, domestic workers are facing physical and mental abuse at the hands of their employers, according to Amnesty International. This as a result of a migrant sponsorship system in the country known as "kafala". Our correspondent reports.

And we end with another episode of "Flavours of Iraq", by Franco-Iraqi journalist Feurat Alani. In "Good Morning Baghdad", the protagonist moves to the Iraqi capital to work as a correspondent for French media.

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