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Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) Calls for Release of Political Prisoners in Saudi Arabia

March 31, 2015

On 26 March 2015, Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) submitted a statement for the record calling for the release of political prisoners in a number of countries including Saudi Arabia.  In the statement, Senator Durbin expressed concerns over Saudi Arabia’s “troubling lack of freedoms for women and the use of obsolete blasphemy and apostasy laws to stifle freedom of religion and [...]

Op-ed | U.S. Foreign Policy in Bahrain Two Years after the Uprising

February 14, 2013

By Husain Abdulla* During his State of the Union address on Tuesday February 12, 2013, President Obama said that the United States will “stand with citizens as they demand their universal rights, and support stable transitions to democracy” in the Middle East. This statement may come as a surprise to many in Bahrain who have been calling upon the United States to “insist on respect for [...]

Activist Says Pro-Democracy Protests Will Continue

March 15, 2012

15 March 2011 | Democracy Now “Bahrain is No Longer an Independent Country, It is Occupied by Saudi Forces”: Activist Says Pro-Democracy Protests Will Continue The King of Bahrain has declared a state of emergency for three months following weeks of pro-democracy protests. The King’s announcement comes one day after about 1,000 Saudi troops crossed into Bahrain to help defend Bahrain’s [...]
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