Bahraini Uprising Targeting Washington As Hungerstrike Activist Nears Death by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
East Africa
April 4, 2012

‘The Al Khalifa rulers are just puppets. The puppetmaster we need to deal with is America.’

Tensions between the US-backed regime in Bahrain and pro-democracy protesters are reaching incendiary levels as the life of a prominent human rights activist on hungerstrike hangs perilously in the balance.

For more than a year, largely peaceful rallies have persisted in Bahrain despite a brutal crackdown by Saudi-backed forces. Now, demonstrations in solidarity with imprisoned hungerstriker Abdulhadi Al Khawaja are occurring on a daily basis in villages and towns across the Persian Gulf kingdom – defying intensified state repression.

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