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Nine Years After Bahrain’s Uprising, Its Human Rights Crisis Has Only Worsened

Expand Demonstrations after the death of a young Bahraini after being shot outside the home of the Shiite leader in Bahrain on March 25, 2017.  © 2017 Sayed Baqer AlKamel/NurPhoto via Getty Images It’s been nine years since Bahrain’s February 2011 uprising. Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched in cities and towns across the country to protest the ruling Al Khalifa family’s tight grip on power, discrimination against the country’s majority Shia population, and arrests of political critics. The 2011 uprising itself came 10 years after the 2001 referendum in which citizens voted overwhelmingly…

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