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  • Dr. Abdulhadi Khalaf: Outcome of 20 Years of Reform Ruse in Bahrain: The Beginnings (Part 1)

    Human rights violations [committed in the country] are not limited to arbitrary withdrawal of nationality. Since he took power on March 6, 1999, Bahrain has witnessed human rights abuses that have not been seen for decades.

  • Dr. Kassim Omran: Two Sick Decades

    The last two decades have been a steep slope in the history of public health in Bahrain since the establishment of health services in the country. Health services have deteriorated due to a number of issues.

  • Bu Keshmah: King of Lies

    He is the king of lies. He lied his way to the throne to attain the title of a king, when he polled the citizens about changing the state into a monarchy and promised them better days to come. However, people discovered that they were the worst days ever.

  • Hussein Yousif: About the Inviolable “Self” of the King

    The first direct encounter I had with him was before the inauguration, in 1995/1996, in the presence of the late Minister of Industry Yousuf Al-Shirawi. Hamad bin Isa was the Crown Prince at the time.

  • Abbas Al-Murshid: Why I Didn’t Trust the King?

    After about a year of this bitter image, and particularly on November 22, 2000, the outlines of the “National Action Charter” started to appear as a political project aimed at ending the endeavors of the 1990s constitutional uprising (1994-2001).

  • A Hostage of Two Reigns: Hamad and His Father

    When Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa became the country’s Emir on March 6, 1999, I was lingering behind bars in Jaw prison at that time. I had spent 5 years in jail during my first years of youth. Today, after 20 years, I have spent about 5 other years of the life term issued against me but I am in my 40s now.

  • Matar Matar: Chance to Review Past Two Decades

    I wasn’t analyzing the data this way back then. I was eager to avoid what I considered the “sin of participation”. I prepared a list of the most important points that justify boycotting based on the articles of the 2002 Constitution and placed it at the entrance of Imam Al-Sadiq Mosque.

  • Bahrain Mirror Interviews Prof. Emile Nakhleh: He wasn’t ever a Reformist or Enlightened Leader (Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa)

    “I don’t believe the King was ever a committed reformer or an enlightened leader. The only tangible result from his “reform” program, following the adoption of the National Charter in 2001-2002 was to change his title from Emir to King.” This is what Dr. Emile Nakhleh sees— a professor at University of New Mexico and retired senior intelligence service officer who has written a book on political development in Bahrain.