Australian government claims credit for release of detained Bahraini footballer, but refuses to assist Julian Assange
By Oscar Grenfell, 12 February 2019
Politicians who have abrogated the right to seek asylum and joined the persecution of Julian Assange have postured as champions of persecuted refugees.
By Jean Shaoul, 2 July 2016
Since the 2011 demonstrations, there have been almost daily skirmishes between Shiite youths and security forces, as well as several bomb attacks.
By Rosa Shahnazarian, 24 September 2013
Khalil al-Marzouq, Assistant Secretary General of the Shia opposition association al-Wefaq, was taken into custody on September 17.
By Jean Shaoul, 19 August 2013
It is no coincidence that the extraordinary measures taken by the Bahraini regime against protest demonstrations occurred at the same time as the massacre carried out by the military junta in Egypt.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 February 2013
A 16-year-old boy was shot dead while scores of other people were wounded and arrested in mass protests Thursday against the Bahraini regime.
By Will Morrow, 28 June 2012
The medics were arrested during a wave of repression in March 2011 and sentenced to up to fifteen years in prison after they treated protesters wounded by security forces.
By Jean Shaoul, 23 April 2012
Bahrain security forces shot dead an anti-government demonstrator, Salah Abbas Habib Musa, after angry clashes with the police on Friday night.
By David Walsh, 21 April 2012
In advance of Sunday’s Grand Prix, tens of thousands of protesters took to a major highway in Bahrain Friday to demand democratic rights and called for the downfall of the country’s autocratic regime.
By Bill Van Auken, 18 April 2012
While the US and its allies declare the ceasefire in Syria a failure and invoke human rights and democracy to justify stepped up intervention, these same powers turn a blind eye to the escalating crackdown in Bahrain.
By Tom Eley, 10 March 2012
On Friday, tens of thousands demonstrated against the monarchist regime in Bahrain, a key US ally in the Middle East.
By Niall Green, 18 February 2012
The crackdown on protests in Bahrain continued this week, with repeated police attacks on working class neighborhoods and protests.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 February 2012
In the midst of drumming up support for a “Friends of Syria” gathering next week, the US government lent its backing to the brutal suppression of a mass demonstration against the dictatorial monarchy that rules Bahrain.
By Niall Green, 3 October 2011
The Pentagon will provide the dictatorship in Bahrain with an additional $53 million worth of weapons.
By Niall Green, 5 September 2011
Repression continues six months after the US-backed regime in Bahrain brutally suppressed a mass uprising of workers.
By Jean Shaoul, 27 June 2011
On June 14, Bahrain, the tiny island kingdom in the Persian Gulf off the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia, announced that it is to sue the Independent newspaper for libel over an article written by its veteran Middle East correspondent, Robert Fisk.
By Niall Green, 23 June 2011
A military court in the US-allied monarchy of Bahrain has handed down lengthy prison sentences to 21 people involved in anti-government protests earlier this year.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 June 2011
The US-backed dictatorship in Bahrain proceeded this week with the military trial of 47 doctors and nurses rounded up during mass protests last March.
By David Walsh, 10 June 2011
Bahrain’s crown prince, Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa, visited Washington this week and met with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
By Niall Green, 11 May 2011
The US-backed Bahraini dictatorship has begun kangaroo court proceedings against 21 people involved in the recent anti-government protests.
By David Walsh, 30 April 2011
A Bahraini military court Thursday condemned four young anti-government protesters to death at the conclusion of a shameless frame-up trial. Three others were sentenced to life in prison.
US State Department human rights reports
Part 3: Bahrain
By Ed Hightower, 25 April 2011
The US State Department recently released its “2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.” This year’s annual report provides details on human rights conditions in over 190 countries. Included are reports on the member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which represents the US-backed monarchies of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait.
By Niall Green, 25 April 2011
Physicians for Human Rights issued a declaration on Friday condemning the abuse and intimidation of protesters and medical workers in the Persian Gulf kingdom of Bahrain.
By David Walsh, 21 April 2011
The regime of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in Bahrain is continuing its reign of terror against political opponents. According to human rights organizations, nearly 1,000 people have been arrested or are missing.
By David Walsh, 13 April 2011
The regime of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in Bahrain, which the Obama administration backs to the hilt, is continuing its violent repression of political opposition.
By Niall Green, 4 April 2011
Even as Washington and the European powers bomb Libya on supposed “humanitarian” grounds, the US-backed regimes in Yemen and Bahrain are continuing their brutal crackdown on protesters.
By Niall Green, 21 March 2011
A strike wave is growing and demonstrations continue in Bahrain, despite brutal attempts by the regime to put down the uprising.
By Tom Eley, 18 March 2011
On Wednesday the government of Bahrain assaulted peaceful demonstrators in Pearl Square and arrested at least a dozen opposition politicians the following day.
By Niall Green, 16 March 2011
The king of Bahrain, backed by forces from Saudi Arabia, declared a state of emergency on Tuesday as huge crowds of anti-government protesters thronged the streets of Manama.
By Niall Green, 15 March 2011
The military intervention of Saudi Arabia into Bahrain is aimed at putting down the mass protests there and intimidating opposition at home. Behind the actions of the Saudis, US imperialism is working to ensure its economic and strategic interests are maintained.
By Niall Green, 1 March 2011
Anti-government protests are continuing in the Persian Gulf kingdom of Bahrain. Demonstrators blockaded the National Assembly, Bahrain’s rubber-stamp parliament, on Monday. Crowds of thousands are still occupying Pearl Square, the focus for demonstrators in the capital city, Manama.
By Niall Green, 24 February 2011
Tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators took to the streets of Bahrain’s capital, Manama, this week. Defying government demands to end protests, amid vicious police attacks on crowds last week that left an estimated eight people dead and hundreds more wounded, crowds called for the fall of the regime and justice for slain protestors.
Further unrest in Yemen
By David Walsh, 18 February 2011
A savage attack by police on peaceful, sleeping demonstrators in the center of Bahrain’s capital Manama early Thursday morning left at least six dead, dozens wounded and 60 missing.
By Andrea Peters, 16 February 2011
Anti-government protests are ongoing in Bahrain and Yemen, despite violence from riot police and regime supporters.
By Bill Van Auken, 15 February 2011
Inspired by the Egyptian people’s overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, protests continued to spread in the Middle East on Monday, as Washington scrambled to reassure Israel and pro-US regimes in the region of its continued support.