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The Ongoing Struggle in Bahrain: An Interview with Alaa Shehabi

The Ongoing Struggle in Bahrain: An Interview with Alaa Shehabi | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

So the grievances during this year’s uprising are very much linked to a longstanding struggle for freedom and democracy. You speak to someone on the street in Bahrain today and they know what a constitution is and why they want one. So on February 14, one of the key demands was a new constitution, one where there is “one man one vote,” where it does not matter what your sect is, what your race is, what your color is, or what your religion is. You get an equal vote whether you are a man or a woman in a new parliamentary system. And the parliament needs to have full legislative power. It needs to be able to do something, unlike our current toothless parliament that cannot actually initiate any legislation because an appointed assembly can always override its powers. So people want a fully representative democratic parliament. Historically, that demand has not changed for the last fifty years.

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Bahrain: "Protester" jailed after unfair trial: Ghazi Ebrahim Farhan | Amnesty International

Bahrain: "Protester" jailed after unfair trial: Ghazi Ebrahim Farhan | Amnesty International | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

prisoner of conscience.

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