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Crackdown In Bahrain

Jen Marlowe | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Jen Marlowe

Ten-year old Malak Rajab called out as Bahraini police led her father, prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, from his home to waiting police vehicles in July 2012. His crime: insulting the Prime Minister in a tweet.

Four Things President Obama Should Do Immediately About Bahrain

Brian Dooley | Posted 07.11.2016 | World
Brian Dooley

Six weeks ago the Bahrain launched a new, surprising, wave of repression, and the kingdom's few remaining voices of dissent have now largely been silenced.

Time for Washington to Act as Bahrain Government Provokes Crisis

Brian Dooley | Posted 06.20.2016 | World
Brian Dooley

In addition to becoming the Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., or Nelson Mandela of the common good capitalism fundamental movement, as the above three did Bernie can also seek political power by getting officials elected and legislation passed that supports it.

Time for Washington to Act as U.S. Ally Bahrain Targets Human Rights Defenders

Brian Dooley | Posted 06.13.2016 | World
Brian Dooley

Over the last few days the Bahraini government eliminated any remaining doubt about the direction it is moving on human rights.

Bahrain's In Out In Out Hokey Pokey Dance

Brian Dooley | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Brian Dooley

Bahrain still needs a radical, inclusive settlement to its political crisis to get itself off the path of repression and polarization. Shuffling political dissidents in and out of jail isn't real reform. By freeing all its political dissidents, it can begin to open a real dialogue about the country's future.

Bahrain's Prison Crisis Deepens

Brian Dooley | Posted 06.10.2015 | World
Brian Dooley

Many younger prisoners may feel they have nothing to lose by refusing to cooperate with the prison authorities and are likely to riot again and again. If Bahrain wants to fix its prison problem properly, it will stop trying to hide the truth about what's happened, improve conditions, and release all those prisoners who shouldn't be in jail in the first place.

Top 5 Things John Legend Should Know About Bahrain

Brian Dooley | Posted 04.29.2015 | World
Brian Dooley

Legend says he knows about human-rights issues in the kingdom but that because part of his "mission in life is to spread love and joy to people," he intends to play in Bahrain "regardless of my disagreements with some of their governments' policies and actions." As he mulls the best way to spread the love during his time in Bahrain, he might want to consider a few things.

Hussain Jawad Case Presents Bahrain With Key Test on Speech

Brian Dooley | Posted 03.14.2015 | World
Brian Dooley

If Bahrain really wants to show it values freedom of expression, as well as sending its foreign minister to join the Paris march it will stop targeting its peaceful dissidents and drop the charges against Jawad, the other human rights defenders, and everyone else jailed in Bahrain for expressing their opinions.

Is the United States Government Finally Losing Patience With Bahrain?

Brian Dooley | Posted 12.20.2014 | World
Brian Dooley

Washington is right to speak out about Rajab and al Khawaja and should now publicly state that the targeting of human rights defenders will not bring stability to Bahrain, that the United States will continue to name individual cases publicly, and that there will be consequences to the U.S.-Bahraini relationship unless the abuses stop.

Bahrain Human Rights Defender Faces Charges for Tweet

Brian Dooley | Posted 12.12.2014 | World
Brian Dooley

The lack of security force reform in Bahrain has been a source of political unrest in the kingdom for years, and although parts of the U.S. government have tried to push for human rights progress the messages from Washington have been inconsistent and contradictory.

The 'Menace' of Social Media

Freedom House | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
Freedom House

by Shannon Coyne Senior Program Associate, Internet Freedom Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan responded last week to the burgeoning protes...

This Weekend in Bahrain: Will US Officials Stand Up for Freedom?

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Sunjeev Bery

While Bahraini prisoners of conscience languish in jail cells, will U.S. and Bahraini officials continue with business as usual? Or will there be consequences for the relationship when a U.S. military ally represses its citizens?

One Year Later, Bahrain Reform Remains Shallow Promise

Brian Dooley | Posted 01.20.2013 | World
Brian Dooley

The Bahrain government has concentrated on creating bureaucratic processes for implementation instead of producing real change that can be felt by those peacefully pressing for reform.

Radical Allies and Moderate Subversives: U.S. Foreign Policy Threatens America's Interests in the Gulf

Anna Therese Day | Posted 11.13.2012 | World
Anna Therese Day

In light of the midnight kidnappings, abuse, torture, threats, and politically-motivated imprisonment, it appears that it is not the "subversives" in Bahrain who are radical -- it is the regime.

Bahraini Activist Accused Of Faking Man's Beating

Posted 06.12.2011 | World

DUBAI, April 11 (Reuters) - Bahrain accused a prominent activist on Monday of fabricating images of a corpse on the Internet and summoned him for ques...