After a decade of human rights violations, Bahrain’s parliamentary elections, scheduled for November 12, are taking place amid repression.
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News about the struggle for democracy in Bahrain. According to Freedom House, the "2002 constitution gives the king power over the executive, legislative, and judicial authorities". Repression and a lack of democracy for the majority Shiite population is source of ongoing tension. Also check out our section on World Democracy and our articles on the Arab Spring and the Middle East.
In the midst of intense repression, Bahraini protestors honored the tenth anniversary of the 2011 pro-democracy uprisings.
Activists say Abdul Jalil al-Singace suffers from chronic ailments and has been subjected to “continuous medical mistreatment” in jail.
Westerners’ interpretations of events and Arabs’ perceptions of themselves are still muddled a decade after the Arab Spring.
Bahrainis protested for the fourth day in a row on Sunday, April 4, demanding that the government free overcrowded jail inmates.
Rights groups call on Formula 1 to investigate human rights violations in Bahrain and the company’s role in whitewashing the country’s rights record.
10 years on, the demo-optimism that drove the February 2011 movement for democracy in Bahrain as been crushed as the world looks on.
Global sports groups show their potential power by unrelenting campaign of repression against demonstrators, peaceful critics, and human rights defenders.
Bahrain’s highest court on Monday upheld life sentences for a prominent Shi’ite cleric Ali Salman who led the country’s now-outlawed opposition party.
The Bahrain Court of Cassation, the country’s court of last resort, on December 31, 2018 upheld a five-year sentence for Rajab, a human rights defender.