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Truth & Reconciliation!

22 Apr, '0617 Comments

The best news to come out of Bahrain for a very very long time… this could be the very thing we need to turn a new page for the whole community, after 30 very dark years: Justice and reconciliation in the Bahrain reform process will come under the spotlight at a five-day conference organised by […]

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An historic day for our parliament

22 Apr, '065 Comments

Will they rise up to the challenge, or continue to disappoint? Today they hold a special session to discuss and amend the Press Law which contains parts which necessitate imprisoning journalists for what they write. The islamists – as expected – are all for imprisoning the writer AND his managing editor who dares challenge any […]

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Dr. Munira Fakhro

Dr. Munira Fakhro

20 Apr, '0620 Comments

“When the political turmoil happened in the 1990s, I signed a petition for the return of democracy and for a parliament, as one of the fourteen leaders, and the only woman, I added a paragraph on women’s equality. I realised there was great injustice during the 1990s which was happening to a large number of […]

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Elections coming up!

11 Apr, '064 Comments

Finally, an official response to the various rumour mills about the elections in Bahrain. Although no date has actually been set yet, at least now we know that the elections will occur sometime this year. Which is a relief. Some thought that at least the parliamentary elections might get delayed a couple of years. Thankfully […]

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MPs want Islamic law to curb crime

MPs want Islamic law to curb crime

5 Apr, '0679 Comments

A Bahraini MP yesterday called for the gradual introduction of Sharia (Islamic) law to deal with all criminals. Another claimed that thieves should have their hands chopped off because “God ordered us to do so”. However, one described the punishment as unfair if adulterers are not stoned. The comments were made in parliament yesterday as […]

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