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Mid-East Junction

Retracing Bahrain's activism

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An anti-government protester with a banner reading, "I Love Bahrain" in a rally organized by the main opposition
An anti-government protester with a banner reading, "I Love Bahrain" in a rally organized by the main opposition Reuters

On December 31st, Bahrain’s high court upheld a five year jail sentence against human rights activist Nabeel Rajab.His sentence was in response to posts he made on social media in February of 2018 accusing the government of torture and criticising Saudi Arabia’s air strikes in Yemen.

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Campaign groups around the world called his sentencing "political persecution” and “utterly outrageous". For a small country, however, his case is not exceptional. In this week's Mid-East Junction we take a look at Bahrain and look behind the headlines to get a better idea of what's happening in the tiny Gulf state. You can read more about it here

 

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