Bahrain Weekly Newsletter #86

Tagi al-Maidan: January Champion for Justice

Tagi Abdalla al-Maidan is a 26-year-old US citizen who was born in Connecticut. He lived in Connecticut until he was four years old, after which his family moved to Saudi Arabia. In 2002, Tagi, his mother, Amina, and six siblings moved to Bahrain. Tagi’s mother is Bahraini and his father is Saudi, which also makes Tagi a Saudi citizen.

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Updates from the Ground
  • More than 29 people were arrested, including 3 children
  • 16 individuals were sentenced to a cumulative of 126 years in prison
  • 10 trials postponed
  • More than 100 protests and sit-ins took place
  • Security forces continue to use excessive force including tear gas and shotgun pellets against protesters

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Commentary on Bahrain

Arabic Articles

Family Demands Information on Son’s Condition

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Authorities Summon a National Team Football Player for Interrogation

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