Tagged with FCO Bahrain

risaalatiy al maftoo7ah lir-ra2iys jaami3at l-ba7rayn ebraahim l-janaa7iy

risaalatiy al maftoo7ah lir-ra2iys jaami3at l-ba7rayn ebraahim l-janaa7iy

الدكتور مايك ديبول على مدى الأيام الثلاثة الماضية، قرأ 6,500 بحريني الرسالةَ المفتوحة التي كتبتُها إلى رئيس جامعة البحرين إبراهيم رسالتي المؤرخة في مارس/آذار 2012 هي: سيدي، إنني أكتب إليكم في الذكرى السنوية الأولى لأحداث العنف التي وقعت يوم 13 مارس/آذار 2011 في الحرم الجامعي بالصخير التابع لجامعة البحرين. وقد لجأت للكتابة إليكم علنا عبر … 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

When an Englishman’s two fingers are more newsworthy than children’s lives

When an Englishman’s two fingers are more newsworthy than children’s lives

I wonder whether Bahrain security consultant John Yates, probably unemployable in any UK police context following his role in the News International phone-hacking scandal, used his NI contacts to get this piece squeezed in between all the tits ‘n’ bums: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4117793/Gang-chop-off-Brits-fingers-with-sword-in-Bahrain.html The “two fingers” story has certainly got the Bahrain expat hate community foaming at … Continue reading

Were the FCO behind the Edinburgh-Bahrain Deal?

Were the FCO behind the Edinburgh-Bahrain Deal?

I am convinced that the University of Edinburgh has made the right decision in cancelling its proposed co-operation with Bahrain. My hope that the case gains wider publicity so that it will set a precedent: Edinburgh has taken an ethical lead over Bahrain, and any other UK higher education institution would either have to follow … Continue reading

Update: University of Edinburgh and Bahrain

Update: University of Edinburgh and Bahrain

The scrapping of a planned deal between the University of Edinburgh and the Bahrain Ministry of Education following a vigorous protest campaign against it is a game changer. It should now be clear to all other UK universities, indeed universities the world over who follow an ethical internationalisation policy, that links with the Bahrain regime … Continue reading

Dr. Mike Diboll’s Testimony on 13th March 2011

Dr. Mike Diboll’s Testimony on 13th March 2011

On the occasion of the re-trial of people convicted in connection with the 13th March 2011 incident at the University of Bahrain, this is a re-post of  the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights article of 28th November 2011, which was based on testimony I submitted to the BICI in September. I submitted some 15,000 words … Continue reading