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US-backed Bahrain regime upholds jail sentences for doctors and nurses

By Will Morrow, June 28, 2012

The medics were arrested during a wave of repression in March 2011 and sentenced to up to fifteen years in prison after they treated protesters wounded by security forces.

Demonstrator shot dead ahead of Bahrain Grand Prix

By Jean Shaoul, April 23, 2012

Bahrain security forces shot dead an anti-government demonstrator, Salah Abbas Habib Musa, after angry clashes with the police on Friday night.

Mass protests in Bahrain in advance of Grand Prix auto race

By David Walsh, April 21, 2012

In advance of Sunday’s Grand Prix, tens of thousands of protesters took to a major highway in Bahrain Friday to demand democratic rights and called for the downfall of the country’s autocratic regime.

Syria and Bahrain

By Bill Van Auken, April 18, 2012

While the US and its allies declare the ceasefire in Syria a failure and invoke human rights and democracy to justify stepped up intervention, these same powers turn a blind eye to the escalating crackdown in Bahrain.

Massive anti-government protest in Bahrain

By Tom Eley, March 10, 2012

On Friday, tens of thousands demonstrated against the monarchist regime in Bahrain, a key US ally in the Middle East.

US-backed Bahraini regime continues repression

By Niall Green, February 18, 2012

The crackdown on protests in Bahrain continued this week, with repeated police attacks on working class neighborhoods and protests.

US-backed regime crushes protest in Bahrain

By Bill Van Auken, February 15, 2012

In the midst of drumming up support for a “Friends of Syria” gathering next week, the US government lent its backing to the brutal suppression of a mass demonstration against the dictatorial monarchy that rules Bahrain.

US sells arms to Bahraini dictatorship as repression continues

By Niall Green, October 3, 2011

The Pentagon will provide the dictatorship in Bahrain with an additional $53 million worth of weapons.

Protests continue against US-backed Bahraini dictatorship

By Niall Green, September 5, 2011

Repression continues six months after the US-backed regime in Bahrain brutally suppressed a mass uprising of workers.

Journalist Robert Fisk faces libel action for pointing out Bahrain-Saudi alliance

By Jean Shaoul, June 27, 2011

On June 14, Bahrain, the tiny island kingdom in the Persian Gulf off the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia, announced that it is to sue the Independent newspaper for libel over an article written by its veteran Middle East correspondent, Robert Fisk.

Bahrain: Show trial sentences critics of regime

By Niall Green, June 23, 2011

A military court in the US-allied monarchy of Bahrain has handed down lengthy prison sentences to 21 people involved in anti-government protests earlier this year.

US-backed Bahrain regime stages military trial of doctors and nurses

By Bill Van Auken, June 15, 2011

The US-backed dictatorship in Bahrain proceeded this week with the military trial of 47 doctors and nurses rounded up during mass protests last March.