For Immediate Release: February 15, 2012
Human Rights First’s Director of the Human Rights Defenders Program Brian Dooley went on Al Jazeera’s Inside Story and spoke about the ongoing crackdown by the Bahraini monarchy against pro-democracy protesters.
One year after the people of Bahrain took to the streets to demand democratic reforms, Dooley notes that the United States government is falling short in condemning the abuses committed by the Bahrain regime. Pro-democracy protestors, who continue to be attacked, are looking to the United States to stand with them. But the Obama Administration’s silence on Bahrain—along with its recent decision to supply the monarchy with military equipment—simply sends the wrong message.