Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Bahrain

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Bahrain

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Aug. 31: The first government-authorized protest since June took place in Manama. Wifaq, Bahrain's parliamentary opposition bloc, organized the peaceful rally. Tens of thousands of protesters chanted and carried signs of support for arrested activist Nabeel Rajab. [AJE, 8/31]

Sept. 22: Days after pledging to improve its human rights record in front of the UN Human Rights Council, Bahrain arrested 29 protesters in the capital city of Manama. The protests, organized by the February 14 Youth Coalition, were the first that the capital witnessed in months. Authorities claimed that protesters threw Molotov cocktails, but activists said the protest was peaceful. [AFP, 9/22]

Sept. 28: Bahraini police killed a 17-year old boy during a day of anti-government protests across the kingdom. [AFP, 9/29]

Oct. 3: Human rights activist Zainab al-Khawaja was released from Bahraini custody after serving a two-month sentence for allegedly destroying a picture of Bahrain's king. Al-Khawaja was the daughter of prominent Shi'i activist 'Abd al-Hadi al-Khawaja and the sister of Maryam al-Khawaja, acting director of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights. …

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