June 14, 2016

THE IRANIAN-AMERICAN ALLIANCE HAS MUCH LEFT TO DO:

Bahrain suspends main Shiite opposition party amid crackdown (JON GAMBRELL, Jun. 14, 2016, AP)

Bahrain suspended the country's largest Shiite opposition group in a surprise court hearing Tuesday, intensifying its crackdown on dissent five years after Arab Spring protests rocked the island kingdom.
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In a speech Monday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, said at least 250 people lost their citizenship in Bahrain in recent years "because of their alleged disloyalty to the interests of the kingdom."

Rights groups say Bahrain refused to allow activists to leave the country to attend the Geneva conference where al-Hussein spoke. The raids appear to have been timed to serve as a snub of the U.N. meeting.

Tuesday's court decision shows Bahrain "is bulldozing its civil society," said Sayed Ahmed al-Wadaei, the director of advocacy at the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy.

"Bahrain is only reforming itself into a state of silence and terror," al-Wadaei said in a statement.

Posted by at June 14, 2016 7:33 PM

  

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