Bahrain: Covid protests threaten a ‘new awakening’

Issue 1125 - 06 May 2021 | 4 minute read

The signs of shifting political sands in Bahrain come with a Covid-19-related political crisis, following an outbreak of coronavirus at Jaw (sometimes Jau) prison and a subsequent wave of public protests by concerned family members. One activist told GSN it was “a new awakening” and described it as the most widespread period of protests for several years.

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