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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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tail wagging the dog

16 Jun, '0756 Comments

According to Fadhlalah, Isa Qassim and a bevy of other religious scholars taxes are haram. With this opinion, our largest parliamentary bloc has been falling all over itself yesterday and today to distance themselves from their unanimous decision to adopt and approve the “Unemployment Benefits which automatically deduct 1% of everyone’s salary which will be […]

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O’ Oh

O’ Oh

13 Jun, '079 Comments

I think it’s time to duck or find another place to enjoy the forthcoming summer in as summer in Bahrain is promising to be a tad hotter than usual: Abdulhadi Alkhawaja, president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, addressed today the meeting of the Human Rights council in Geneva regarding inadequate housing in Bahrain, […]

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Ma3ak

Ma3ak

10 Jun, '076 Comments

I’ve had the privilege to meet with Dr. Saad bin Tifla Al-Ajmi several times through the various conferences we happen to attend together, and the panels we shared at those conferences. The most recent one was a preparatory meeting for the forthcoming FIKR6 to take place in Manama in December 2007. The convened panel this […]

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