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Bahrainis Take to the Streets on 3rd Anniversary of Uprising, as John Timoney and U.S. Government Continue Their Role in Violent Crackdown

Kris Hermes | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Kris Hermes

Unfortunately, it is less a celebration than an ongoing struggle to resist the oppressive regime of King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, whose family has ruled the small Persian Gulf Island of one million people for more than 200 years.

WATCH: Bahraini Activists Implicate Ruling Family In Human Rights Violations, Call For End To Impunity

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.02.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Calling for an end to impunity, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights launched a campaign on Friday to expose government officials and state employees w...

Activist: Journalist Tortured In Bahrain

Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 08.07.2013 | World

Bahrain human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja says the government there is escalating its crackdown on protests in advance of a major opposition ral...

John Timoney and the Kingdom of Bahrain: White-washing Human Rights Abuses and Suppressing a Popular Revolution

Kris Hermes | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Kris Hermes

In 2011, the Kingdom hired PR wizard and former police chief John Timoney, who is well-known for his repressive police tactics used against political dissidents in the U.S. More than two years after the uprising, Timoney's contract is nearly up and the assessment in Bahrain is bleak.

Crackdown Intensifies Before F1 in Bahrain

Human Rights First | Posted 06.17.2013 | World
Human Rights First

By Sayed Yousif Al-Mahafdah For the second consecutive year, Bahrain will host a Formula One (F1) race despite severe human rights violations docume...

In Bahrain You Can Now Be Imprisoned for Defaming the King on Twitter

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 01.09.2013 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

His Royal Highness in Bahrain is apparently very sensitive when it comes to online chatter about him.

Bahrain Deports American Women

AP | Posted 04.12.2012 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — Bahrain deported two American women Saturday accused of aiding anti-government activists after entering on tourist visas, offi...