Tagged with Gulf Politics

Britain must stop being an abuse facilitator in Bahrain.

Repression in Bahrain has seriously escalated this autumn, with regime hardliners (the usual suspects) seeking to undermine –through leaks to the world media — hitherto behind-the-scenes attempts at dialogue involving moderate regime elements and the mainstream opposition: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/30/blair-aide-bahrain-conflict-resolution Meanwhile, a series of small explosions, two in the village of Ekar in October, and five in … 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

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