Dear Friend,

This year Democracy Now! is celebrating our 25th anniversary—that's 25 years of bringing you fearless, independent reporting. Since our very first broadcast in 1996, Democracy Now! has refused to take government or corporate funding, because nothing is more important to us than our editorial independence. But that means we rely on you, our audience, for support. Please donate today in honor of our 25th anniversary and help us stay on air for another 25 years. We can't do our work without you. Right now, a generous donor will even DOUBLE your gift, which means it’ll go twice as far! This is a challenging time for us all, but if you're able to make a donation, please do so today. Thank you and remember, wearing a mask is an act of love.
-Amy Goodman

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.

Donate

Arab Spring Under the King: Bahraini Activist Ala’a Shehabi on Crackdown on Pro-Democracy Protests

Web ExclusiveNovember 23, 2011
Listen
Media Options
Listen

Clashes have erupted in Bahrain ahead of today’s release of a report that investigates the crackdown on the pro-democracy uprising earlier this year. The Bahraini monarchy commissioned the supposed independent probe after crushing protests with the help of troops from Saudi Arabia. At least 26 people were killed, more than 1,500 people were arrested, and thousands lost their jobs when protests erupted in February. Bahraini activists have questioned the report’s credibility.

For more on the situation, Democracy Now! correspondent Anjali Kamat spoke to Bahraini activist Ala’a Shehabi who was briefly in Cairo last month. She is the wife of a Bahraini political prisoner seized and jailed during the uprising.

Related Story

StoryApr 02, 2012Bahraini Hunger Striker’s Life in Peril as U.S.-Backed Forces Continue Anti-Democracy Crackdown
The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Top