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25th February 2014


Bahrain - courage and resistance in the face of repression
Thousands of protesters marking the third anniversary of the outbreak of the 2011 uprising in Bahrain were met with tear gas and bird shot. The Bahraini regime has detained thousands of political prisoners since it crushed the original revolt in 2011 with the help of US backed Saudi forces.! Rula al-Saffar and Jalila alSalman are leading activists in the movement there.!They have both been imprisoned and tortured because of their political activity. They recently came to Britain to campaign for the British government to stop supporting the Bahraini regime. Rula leads Bahrains nurses union. She told Socialist Worker that, although she believes the regimes repression has affected every family in the country, there is still a mood to ght for freedom. Read More