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Global Sports Groups New Human Rights Ally in Bahrain?

Expand Hakeem al-Araibi © 2019 Today marks the eighth anniversary of the mass protests in Bahrain during the 2011 Arab Uprisings, when thousands demonstrated against the ruling al-Khalifa family’s tight grip on power. The government’s ensuing crackdown left about 30 people dead and hundreds injured. For the last eight years, the Bahraini authorities have carried out an unrelenting campaign of repression against demonstrators, opposition leaders, peaceful critics, and human rights defenders. The government has been responsible for harassment, arbitrary arrests, widespread torture and ill-treatment…

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