Tag: Reform

Bahrain Government Targets Ashura in Ongoing Security Crackdown

It is now the month of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar. The tenth day of Muharram is called Ashura, and is celebrated by Shia because it marks the martydom of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson Hussain at the Battle of Kerbala.  The martydom of Hussain is thought by

Bahrain’s Propaganda Machine is Turned up to Eleven

Lethal Shrouds, Weaponised Loudspeakers, and Freedom of Expression Events. These are just some of things you ought to be concerned about over the coming weeks. That’s right, the Bahrain government’s propaganda machine has kicked into overdrive, and it is now making even the most banal household objects seem like a

Police as Victims, Protesters as Criminals

Up to four civilians are reported to have been killed in Bahrain in the past two days, making January one of the most deadly months since March 2011.  In addition to this, 41 policemen were injured. This comes after a considerable yet not  unexpected escalation of violence, which mainly involved

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