Obama Needs to Have a “Tough Conversation” with His Gulf Allies
The Obama administration’s new settlement with Iran won rare cautious optimism from many pessimists. With some (explicitly politically motivated) exceptions, professors, former U.S. government officials, and think-tank experts specializing in arms control and international policy expressed approval for the deal. The reaction from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud was perhaps most shocking of all…
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Formula One and Human Rights
Formula One Back in Bahrain Amid Heightened Rights Concerns– Middle East Eye
When News Overtook the Bahrain Grand Prix– New York Times
Real Life v The Bahraini Grand Prix– Huffington Post
Bahrain’s Formula 1 Protests– Vice News
- More than 53 people arrested, including 8 children
- 1 person sentenced to 1 year in prison
- More than 114 trials postponed
- Security forces continue to use excessive force including tear gas and shotgun pellets against protesters
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Bahrain News and Opinion
MP Wayne Marston urges Canada’s Foreign Minister to call for Nabeel Rajab’s release.
Recent riot at the infamous Jaw Prison has led to a bloody crackdown with harrowing episodes of mass torture by riot police.
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Saudi Arabia: Waleed Abu al-Khair Marks Year Behind Bars
More News from Saudi Arabia
Second Indonesian Woman is Executed in Saudi Arabia