2-11-2012By Marc Jayson Climaco
New Media Content Specialist
Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley speaks with a Bahraini pro-democracy protester after today’s rally in Manama, Bahrain. This is one of a series of rallies and marches being organized in the lead up to the anniversary of Bahrain’s democracy movement on February 14.
She reports that the police arrested protesters and beat two women on their way to the rally.
The Bahrain monarchy recently denied Brian Dooley and other international observers entry to monitor the protests surrounding the anniversary. The Kingdom also denied entry to many international journalists including Nick Kristof and Adam Ellick of the New York Times, Gregg Carlstrom of Al Jazeera, Cara Swift of the BBC and Kristen Chick of the Christian Science Monitor.
Nevertheless, Human Rights Firsts will continue to provide updates from our partners in Bahrain. Stay tuned for daily recounts of the protests.
Read our new report: Bahrain: The Gathering Storm