Saturday 25 March 2017

Katherine Gallagher: Two years of repression in Bahrain and a population in distress

Katherine Gallagher

IT is a tiny country, often forgotten. A country where lives a frustrated population, tired of being subjected to arbitrary measures and repression.

A country which, for the past two years now, has been living to the beat of crack-downs, demonstrations and tear gas shootings...

I visited this island nation, Bahrain, twice since February 14, 2011, when the popular uprising began. I first went, in April 2012, to meet with my friend and colleague Nabeel Rajab, FIDH Deputy Secretary General and Director of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, as well as other human rights defenders, victims and government officials. 

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