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Dispatch: Security Forces Continue to Threaten Medical Impartiality in Bahrain

Dispatch: Security Forces Continue to Threaten Medical Impartiality in Bahrain

In 2011, the Bahraini government violently crushed the kingdom’s mass pro-democracy protests, using excessive and indiscriminate force against peaceful demonstrators. The authorities went so far as to target medical personnel for treating wounded activists – a violation of the principle of medical impartiality that has continued to this day. As […]

The Power Football Brings to the GCC

The Power Football Brings to the GCC

For the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council, football is more than just a sport – it is a way of gaining power that can’t be obtained through politics or diplomacy. Countries like Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) use football to create a positive global image and secure […]

Bahrain Confirms Closure of Al-Wefaq, Continues Arbitrary Prosecution of its Leaders

Bahrain Confirms Closure of Al-Wefaq, Continues Arbitrary Prosecution of its Leaders

Yesterday, on 19 February 2018, Bahrain’s Court of Cassation ruled to uphold the arbitrary dissolution of Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society – the country’s largest political opposition group which was originally closed in July 2016. The same day, 19 February, the government announced that the High Criminal Court again adjourned the […]