Human Rights

The caravan is in motion and the dogs are barking

27 Jun, '0734 Comments

Sometimes, privilege given goes to the head and unfortunately the meandering brainfarts get believed by their perpetrators to be gems of wisdom. They even convince themselves that they are the only people – the chosen ones – who heard the person in authority right and everyone else is wrong. Given the benefit of the doubt, […]

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Why is ‘Sorry’ such a difficult word?

Why is ‘Sorry’ such a difficult word?

24 Jun, '072 Comments

I’m not sure why this is the case, and am not sure why is it so difficult to understand that in order to move forward as a society some truths must be recognised and reparations made. Iman Shwaiter crying in memory of her husband (Hashim Al-Alawi) who was kidnapped, tortured and killed by Bahraini security […]

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Truth & Reconciliation

Truth & Reconciliation

21 Jun, '0711 Comments

News reports out today suggest that the king has given his blessing to convening a Truth and Reconciliation Workshop by human rights societies in Bahrain which was previously blocked by authorities, with several provisos; Don’t involve foreigners The reconciliation is deemed to have already taken place by the inculcation of laws 10 of 2001 and […]

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Red taped social responsibility

18 Jun, '0710 Comments

As a human being, when you see a rock on the road that might impede your neighbour or fellow human being and you could move it to the side, I am sure that the majority of people will just move it spontaneously. If they can’t, they’ll try to warn people about it and maybe try […]

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Police’s perspective

Police’s perspective

10 Jun, '0724 Comments

Rioters are using weapons that can kill or maim and police have a right to defend themselves, Capt Bu Najma said in an exclusive interview with the GDN. Reaction by the security forces was ‘mild’ in comparison with the violence used by the rioters, he said. “They (rioters) have used Molotov cocktails, sharp sticks, sling […]

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