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Campaign launched to bring Henderson to justice

A campaign spearheaded by the Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights has been started to bring the former head of the security apparatus in Bahrain – Mr. Ian Henderson, to justice. The intention is to try to get the campaign to gain momentum throughout the world, not just Bahrain, by sending letters of objections to the Bahraini government and the UN expressing solidarity with the idea to bring Mr. Henderson – dubbed The Butcher of Bahrain …

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The Elders

Within our culture, as is present in others, there is quite a lot of respect for the elders of a family, village, and country. They are always accorded much respect and their words of wisdom sought especially at difficult times. When they speak, people listen and disputes are generally resolved. It is with this vision that Sir Richard Branson and Peter Gabrial launched a tremendous initiative to sponsor a council of elders to include much respected …

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Breaking new grounds by human rights organisations in Bahrain

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I can’t stand this, even more Good News™! In a precedented step, the effervescent Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society has broken new grounds in human rights work by organising and overseeing a huge party in Ramez Shopping Centre in Rifa’a to celebrate our PM being enrolled in the UN’s Scroll of Honour in Human Development. Apart from that intrinsic human rights activity, they – together with Akhbar Al-Khaleej’s journalists – have also unequivocally demonstrated that our …

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The caravan is in motion and the dogs are barking

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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, that position could just be a case of mistaken interpretation; however, if that person or group then take it upon themselves …

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Why is ‘Sorry’ such a difficult word?

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 forces in the 90s this was during a workshop on Truth and Reconciliation by 11 political societies, human rights organisations and …

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