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Why Bahrain?

Why Bahrain?

Today has proved to be this blog’s most successful day yet in terms of hits, it’s 19.30 GMT here in Sussex, and so far 2,000 people have looked at my blog. Today is the first anniversary of the violent incident on-campus at the University of Bahrain which took place on 13th March 2011, and proved … Continue reading

Infra Dignitatem: Iain Lindsay’s latest insult to the dignity becoming a British Ambassador

British Ambassador to Bahrain Iain Lindsay’s sky-diving stunt at the recent Bahrain International Airshow was bad enough, an “everything’s back to normal” stunt that combined a gross disrespect to the sufferings of the Bahraini people with the toe-curling embarrassment one feels at the sight of a break-dancing vicar or a middle-aged dad wearing a back-to-front … Continue reading

What can Bahrain learn from Northern Ireland. An essay on the eve of the 14th February

What can Bahrain learn from Northern Ireland. An essay on the eve of the 14th February

Brian Dooley’s lead Back in September 2011, Brian Dooley, Director of Human Rights First, wrote an important article “Bahrain Should Heed Lessons from Ireland”: http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/2011/09/29/bahrain-should-heed-lessons-from-ireland/ This essay is a reflection of the points of similarity between the Irish experience, in particular that of Northern Ireland, and Bahrain. There are of course important differences between Ireland … Continue reading