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Bahrain Crackdown

The Predictable Blowback From Supporting Sectarian Authoritarianism in Bahrain

Jeff Bachman | Posted 04.17.2015 | World
Jeff Bachman

Where does that leave the U.S.? The Obama administration is supporting an anti-democratic monarchy in Bahrain that institutionally discriminates against its Shia population, hires Sunni police officers from hotbeds of ISIS support and awards them citizenship in order to decrease the level of Shia majority.

Bahrain Urgently Needs Real Negotiations

Brian Dooley | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Brian Dooley

Bahrain needs to drop politically motivated charges against opposition figures, include jailed leaders in negotiations, and hold to account those responsible for torture and other human rights violations.

Dozens Injured After Authorities Crush Prison Riot In Bahrain

AP | REEM KHALIFA | Posted 10.16.2013 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain -- Bahraini authorities crushed a prison riot on Friday, leaving at least 40 injured after they fired stun grenades and tear gas, righ...

How Bahrain Lost the Propaganda War

John Lubbock | Posted 02.03.2013 | World
John Lubbock

While some commentators have recently been ringing the death knell of the Bahrain uprising, there is one place where the Bahraini government and their apologists have entirely failed to impose their authority: online.

WATCH: Daughter Of Torture Victim vs. Government Doctor Over Father's Torture

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 11.07.2012 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Bahrain, ruled by a Sunni minority and home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, is the Arab world's forgotten revolution. Despite the governments use of torture and brutal crushing of the popular uprising, America continues to sign weapon deals and the Ryan-sponsored trade agreement.

Bahrain Activist Gets 3-Year Jail Sentence

AP | REEM KHALIFA | Posted 08.16.2012 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain -- A prominent Bahraini human rights activist was found guilty Thursday of instigating and participating in several illegal gatherings...

We're Still Arming the King of Syria? There Oughta Be a Law!

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.10.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

When a government that is cracking down on peaceful protest is armed by the United States, that is seen as a tacit U.S. endorsement of the government's actions, and as a green light to proceed with its crackdown.

Street Battles Rock Bahrain

AP | REEM KHALIFA | Posted 09.19.2012 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain -- Thousands of anti-government protesters in Bahrain clashed Friday with riot police firing tear gas during demonstrations against pl...

Court Orders Monitoring For 11-Year-Old

AP | REEM KHALIFA | Posted 09.04.2012 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — A Bahraini court ruled Thursday that an 11-year-old boy accused of taking part in anti-government protests may remain at home ...

In Bahrain, 11 Year-Old Stands Trial

AP | Posted 08.20.2012 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — A Bahrain court has adjourned the case of an 11-year-old boy accused of taking part in anti-government protests and says it wi...

Bahrain Sentences Medics Who Helped Protesters

AP | REEM KHALIFA | Posted 06.14.2012 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain -- Nine medical professionals accused of aiding Bahrain's anti-government uprising were sentenced Thursday to prison terms ranging fro...

What I Learned at the Airport in Bahrain

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.14.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

The U.S. government could speak openly and directly about what is going on in Bahrain, and the sky wouldn't fall. But it might be "inconvenient." So the U.S. government is not going to speak openly and directly, unless there is some real public pressure.

Police Meet Protesters With Tear Gas, Stun Grenades

AP | REEM KHALIFA | Posted 02.14.2012 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — Bahraini security forces used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse hundreds of opposition supporters attempting to protest a...

Woman Dies Of Injuries After Protests

AP | REEM KHALIFA | Posted 02.06.2012 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — Bahraini security forces firing tear gas and rubber bullets clashed Wednesday with hundreds of anti-government protesters near...

U.S. Giving Undue Deference to Bassiouni Commission Report

Brian Dooley | Posted 01.23.2012 | World
Brian Dooley

The U.S. Government appears to have too many eggs in the Bassiouni basket. It's the standard the Bahraini Government wants to be judged by, and the U.S. should not so readily agree.

Bahrain Leaders Fear Report Findings

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 01.22.2012 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The findings of an independent investigation into Bahrain's 10-month-old unrest are still under wraps, but the Gul...

Bahrain Charges Security Forces With Alleged Abuse Of Protesters

AP | Posted 01.21.2012 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — Authorities in Bahrain say prosecutors have charged 20 members of the security forces for alleged abuse of protesters during a...

In Praise of a Bahraini Police Officer

Brian Dooley | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Brian Dooley

In Bahrain, an unknown number of the security forces have been detained for joining the calls for democracy and refusing to join the regime's violent crackdown.

Bahrain's Youth Crackdown: Hard Lessons in Democracy Building

Brian Dooley | Posted 01.01.2012 | World
Brian Dooley

The Bahraini government's inept handling of its students is a great example of why the kingdom is increasingly seen as a pariah state.

Activists Continue to Take Stand in Bahrain Despite Hostile Crackdown

Brian Dooley | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Brian Dooley

Bahrainis who stand up publicly to promote human rights risk harassment and arrest. Human rights defenders remain in constant jeopardy from the Bahraini dictatorship. Despite those threats, they continue to document human rights abuses and work for political freedom.

Bahrain Reportedly Sentences 33 More Protesters

AP | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — A defense lawyer says Bahrain's security court has convicted 33 more activists on charges that include violence and attempted ...

Bahrain Sentences Another 19 Protesters

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 12.05.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Bahrain appeared to buckle under international pressure Wednesday by ordering a retrial for 20 medical personnel s...

Scattered Clashes On The Eve Of Parliamentary Elections In Bahrain

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 11.23.2011 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — Anti-government protesters waged scattered clashes against a massive security contingent on Friday, the eve of special parliam...

Bahrain Boils Under The Lid Of Repression

New York Times | Anthony Shahid | Posted 11.16.2011 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — The battle began soon after sundown. And for the next six hours, in air heavy with heat and tear gas, phalanxes of police officers...

Bahraini King Pardons Some Protesters

AP | Posted 10.28.2011 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — Bahrain will dismiss charges against some people detained during crackdowns against Shiite-led protests and allow compensation...