Human Rights

Selective Citizenship, Bahraini-style

Selective Citizenship, Bahraini-style

7 Jun, '144 Comments

Parliament is considering legislation by the government to compel Bahrainis with multiple-citizenship to rescind them in favour of the Bahraini citizenship within 3 months of the legislation becoming the law. I know that many countries in the world have similar conditions for their citizens. What is different in our situation is that I know – […]

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Retaking Bahrain

Retaking Bahrain

12 Mar, '133 Comments

In a surprise move, Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa was given a new important role in the executive branch of government as the first deputy prime minister, this, along his other official capacity as the crown prince and deputy king. I have no doubt that this much and universally respected personality in Bahrain and beyond […]

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Guns

Guns

17 Dec, '124 Comments

When the gun debate rages in the States after the killing of 27 people, mostly children, with the prevailing view to limit guns’ availability, in Bahrain the situation seems to have been reversed, with some people not only having easy access to them, but use them to terrorise others while the normally vocal authorities on […]

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Nabeel Rajab Acquitted

Nabeel Rajab Acquitted

23 Aug, '120 Comments

The Bahrain News Agency is carrying a report that the court has acquitted Nabeel Rajab from defaming and slandering Muharraq citizens. Here’s the release: Court of Appeals Acquits Nabeel Rajab of Defamation and Slandering of Muharraq Citizens 12 : 12 PM – 23/08/2012 Manama, August 23 — (BNA)– The Court of Appeal has cleared activist […]

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Nabeel Rajab

Nabeel Rajab

20 Aug, '122 Comments

I know Nabeel Rajab personally. I have very high respect for him and his ceaseless work to defend human rights and his activism in that regard. Everything I’ve read about him so far supports my conviction that I have not misread the man. The claims levied against him of violence instigation amongst a plethora of […]

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