Bahraini woman brings henna art to P.E.I.

Bahraini woman brings henna art to P.E.I.

Julia Cook – CBC News – Tuesday, 22 July 2014 (originally published Jul 17) Asma was born in the Middle Eastern country of Bahrain. Her family is Muslim and henna plays a big role in their culture. The leaves produce a reddish-brown dye that’s used to color everything from silk to hair to skin. When […]

Bahraini activist’s triumphant return

Bahraini activist’s triumphant return

Lawrence Weschler – Salon – Friday, 18 January 2013 (originally published 11 Jan) The remarkable Al-Khawaja family continue to bedevil the dictatorial royal regime of Bahrain in ever more confounding ways. On Thursday I reported on a growing worldwide groundswell of support behind the notion of the entire family’s being considered for this coming year’s […]

BAHRAIN: Imprisoned Activists On Hunger Strike

BAHRAIN: Imprisoned Activists On Hunger Strike

Amnesty International – Monday, 8  August 2011(originally published  3 Aug)  Two Bahraini women activists detained for their involvement in pro-reform protests have begun a hunger strike to demand their freedom. Roula al-Saffar, head of the Bahrain Nursing Society, and Jalila al-Salman, vice-president of the Bahrain Teacher’s Association (BTA), have been held for several months near the […]

Beaten, tortured and detained in Bahrain

Beaten, tortured and detained in Bahrain

Helen Victoria Thompson – Thomson Reuters TrustLaw (via Women without Borders / SAVE) One woman has died and up to 30 are still detained in undisclosed locations in Bahrain, during a violent government crackdown on protesters. Women are arrested and tortured by government forces in order to deter their relatives from continuing to protest, said […]