Opposing Repressive Regimes in the Middle East Is a Death Sentence

July 22, 2020

The ruling by Bahrain’s top judicial body, the court of cassation, on July 13 to uphold the death sentences of Mohammed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa has been decried by human rights organizations, condemned in the UK House of Lords and questioned in the British Parliament. Whether...

In Bahrain, Justice Is Still a Far-Off Goal

January 15, 2020

On January 8, Bahrain’s high criminal court of appeal upheld the death sentences of Mohammed Ramadan and Hussain Ali Moosa. The two were convicted in December 2014 in the killing of a police officer using confessions secured under torture. The UK Minister of State for the Middle East Andrew...

Bahrain Election: New Chapter or Old Story?

December 20, 2018

For many Bahrainis, repression is nothing new, and it remains a dark and troubling story. First to the good news, at least from the perspective of the government of Bahrain and its supporters: Despite an opposition call to boycott the November election, turnout, at 67%, was impressively high....

Bahrain’s Economic Crisis Is an Urgent Sign that Change Must Come

September 07, 2018

Political repression in Bahrain is feeding economic and social instability. The warning signs are clear and unmistakable: The Kingdom of Bahrain is in serious financial difficulty and its economy is tumbling into crisis. The country’s bond ratings are listed as junk. Its gross debt as a...