Bahrain’s Move to Legalise Repression

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Clashes in Abu Saiba village between anti-government protesters and riot police ahead of the planned countrywide anti-regime protest on August 14 organized by Bahrain’s “Tamorrod” movement. Image by Ahmed Al-Fardan Coinciding with calls for mass protests on the 14th of August — the anniversary of Bahrain’s independence from Britain — Bahrain’s Government has quickly implemented… Read more »

Pre-emptive Crackdown in Bahrain against planned Tamarrod protests

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The Bahrain government is currently engaged in a new crackdown on activists and wider civil liberties. In the past few days alone, dangerous new legislation has been introduced, there have been many arrests including prominent activists, and the government has “sanctioned a witch hunt” through the creation of a “hotline” for citizens to report websites… Read more »

Activists: Bahrain Govt Report On Reform Progress Is Sugar Coating

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ACTIVISTS: BAHRAIN GOVT REPORT ON REFORM PROGRESS IS SUGAR COATING Progress Described by Commission not Evident on Ground, says Bahrain Watch   [Manama] Bahrain Watch, a group of activists monitoring Bahrain, has rejected a government report touting progress in implementing the BICI recommendations. At a Royal Palace in Bahrain today, the 19-member committee appointed last November… Read more »