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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.

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.

Police Allegedly Fire Gas Canister At Activist

AP | REEM KHALIFA | Posted 08.28.2012 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — Bahraini police wounded a prominent human rights activist by shooting her in the leg with a tear gas canister, witnesses said ...

Bahraini Activist's Daughter Goes On Hunger Strike

AP | By BARBARA SURK | Posted 06.12.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- A daughter of a prominent Bahraini human rights activist went on hunger strike on Tuesday to protest the arrest of seve...