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A Somber April Fool’s Day in Bahrain

A Somber April Fool’s Day in Bahrain

On April 1, Americans said April Fools’ Day as they played pranks on each other and laughed it off. On the other side of the world in Bahrain, April 1 marked the fifth anniversary of Bahrain 13 member Sheikh Abdullah Isa al-Mahroos’s imprisonment. In 2011, members of Bahrain’s National Security […]

Labor Scams Continue in Kuwait

Labor Scams Continue in Kuwait

The government of Zimbabwe reports that 150 Zimbabwean women remain stranded in Kuwait after a human trafficking syndicate had promised them lucrative jobs in the country. According to the All Africa Herald, the scam allegedly involved the staff of Kuwait’s embassy in Harare. So far, 15 women have been successfully […]

In Kuwait Parliamentary Immunity is no Protection for Criticism

In Kuwait Parliamentary Immunity is no Protection for Criticism

On March 29, Kuwait’s parliament voted to strip Member of Parliament, and human rights defender, Abdulhamid Dashti of his parliamentary immunity. The Kuwaiti parliament further informed Dashti that Bahrain’s Criminal Court sentenced him to two years in prison on a number of charges, including illegal fundraising. Bahrain and Kuwait’s charges […]

KSA targets members of their royal family

KSA targets members of their royal family

On 1 February 2016, Saudi Prince Sultan bin Turki al-Saud planned to travel from Paris to Cairo. Prior to his departure, he spoke with a friend who recalled the conversation to reporters, “last call we had he was laughing and said as a joke ‘I am supposed to come to […]

Questioning Religious Coexistence in Bahrain

Questioning Religious Coexistence in Bahrain

Despite attempts by the state-run media to advocate peaceful coexistence, the Bahraini government continues to promote religious intolerance. On March 19, the Bahrain Association for Religious Tolerance and Co-existence invited the Pakistani cleric and politician Fazl Ur Rehman to deliver a lecture on religious coexistence at the Isa Cultural Center […]