Cooperative effort towards The Arab Spring in Bahrain
Bahrain is a small desert island kingdom in the Persian Gulf, an oil-producing nation of about 1 million that serves as a banking hub and as the base for the United States Navy’s Fifth Fleet. In mid-February 2011, Bahrain was gripped by a series of pro-democracy demonstrations in Manama, the capital, set off by the example of revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt. Bahrain’s Arab Spring has been surrounded by thorns more than flowers, and the unfortunate events of Bahrain have not eased and the ray of hope seems to be more than an arm length away! Our Washington D.C staff met with Husain Abdulla, the founder of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain, joined by Mustafa Akhwand, Founder of Shia Rights Watch, in regards of the recent changes in Bahrain, the road map ahead and possible action plans! At ISWF, we hope to cooperatively bring positive changes to innocent people of Bahrain!