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By Ala’a Shehabi, Marc Owen Jones

ISBN-10: 1783604336

ISBN-13: 9781783604333

While the revolutions often called the Arab Spring happened throughout many countries, cognizance has been disproportionately concerned about the North African nations—Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia—while the quieter revolution in Bahrain has been principally ignored. Bahrain’s Uprising rights that incorrect, bringing jointly a roster of an expert contributors—all of whom dwell or have lived in Bahrain—to show the social and political historical past to the revolution and its ongoing aftermath.

portray an image of a kingdom outlined via oil wealth and deep inequality, Bahrain Uprising offers a voice for the normal citizen, telling the tale of the rebellion and taking readers into the dynamic tradition of road protests that proceed to place strain at the slowly altering monarchy. Bahrain Uprising will be a useful contribution to our realizing not only of Bahrain, yet of the Arab Spring and grass-roots democratic hobbies in general.

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Whereas the revolutions referred to as the Arab Spring happened throughout many countries, realization has been disproportionately thinking about the North African nations—Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia—while the quieter revolution in Bahrain has been mostly ignored. Bahrain’s Uprising rights that inaccurate, bringing jointly a roster of a professional contributors—all of whom dwell or have lived in Bahrain—to exhibit the social and political history to the revolution and its ongoing aftermath.

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Tracking the complexities of Bahraini politics, Jones examines the political and international factors that explain why Bahrain’s police force is predisposed towards violence. Part of the explanation stems from an increase in Saudi influence following Britain’s withdrawal from Bahrain. The stakes of political change and popular representation are too high for Bahrain’s perennial protectors – Britain and Saudi Arabia – and, as a result, repeated efforts for systemic reform have only seen police deviance increase.

2 I thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak before this esteemed court, especially after we were deprived of the right to defend ourselves in front of the two National Safety Courts. We were deprived in spite of the gravity of the charges levelled against us, and their vast divergence from the truth. The prosecution’s rhetoric could not hide this truth, for their claims depended on statements extracted under torture or on testimony given by ‘secret sources’ fabricated by the National Security Agency (NSA).

2 I thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak before this esteemed court, especially after we were deprived of the right to defend ourselves in front of the two National Safety Courts. We were deprived in spite of the gravity of the charges levelled against us, and their vast divergence from the truth. The prosecution’s rhetoric could not hide this truth, for their claims depended on statements extracted under torture or on testimony given by ‘secret sources’ fabricated by the National Security Agency (NSA).

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