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Bahrain Online founder Ali Abdulemam breaks silence after escape to UK

Bahrain blogger has been in hiding since being sentenced in absentia in 2011 to 15 years in prison for ‘plotting a coup’ On 18 March 2011 – in the middle of the Arab spring – the home of the prominent … Continue reading

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Britain burnishes Bahrain’s record on press freedom

In an article for FP this week, Freedom House Vice President Arch Puddington laid out the 10 worst countries in the world to be a journalist. The list contained well-known dictatorships such as North Korea, Syria, and Cuba — and also the … Continue reading

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Autopsy finds torture behind Bahrain drowning [of Yousef Mowali]

Back on 18 May 2012, Al Jazeera reported: On most mornings Yousef Mowali would leave his home near Bahrain’s international airport to go for a stroll. The 23-year-old had been diagnosed with schizophrenia a few years earlier and liked walking, bot… Continue reading

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Bahrain Compounds the Injustice With Doctors??? Convictions – NYTimes editorial

Bahrain had a chance to correct a grave injustice and set the country on a better path by dismissing specious cases against 20 Shiite doctors convicted last year after they treated protesters injured during the popular uprising against the Sunni-l… Continue reading

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By targeting us doctors, Bahrain’s state shows no one is beyond its grasp – Nada Dhaif

It was curiosity that drew me to the Pearl roundabout in central Manama in February last year. If I’m honest I thought offering medical help to the protesters, set upon by armed government troops and neglected by Bahrain’s state medical care, woul… Continue reading

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Bahrain History: If you take my advice – I’d repress them [BBC’s Adam Curtis Blog]

Bahrain, along with Syria, has become a symbol of the failure of the Arab Spring to deliver real democracy and freedom across the Arab world. The media in Britain portray a rigid, oppressive almost feudal elite who are stubbornly holding out again… Continue reading

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Frank Gardner: Meeting Bahrain’s hunger striker Abdulhadi al-Khawaja

By Frank Gardner BBC Security Correspondent, Bahrain The BBC’s Frank Gardner had five minutes to meet with Bahraini hunger striker Abdulhadi al-Khawaja Abdulhadi al-Khawaja looked as surprised as we filed into his air-conditioned hospital room on … Continue reading

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