“Bahrain is No Longer an Independent Country, It is Occupied by Saudi Forces”: Activist Says Pro-Democracy Protests Will Continue
The King of Bahrain has declared a state of emergency for three months following weeks of pro-democracy protests. The King’s announcement comes one day after about 1,000 Saudi troops crossed into Bahrain to help defend Bahrain’s ruling family. Pro-democracy protesters have described the Saudi presence on the island as a declaration of war. We speak to journalist Yana Trakhtenberg, reporting from Manama, and to Husain Abdulla of Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain. “For the White House not to condemn such an invasion makes a clear statement that the United States knew very well this is going to happen,” Adbulla says.
Yana Trakhtenberg, assistant editor at Truthout.org. She is reporting from Manama, Bahrain.
Husain Abdulla, director of Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain.
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