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.