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http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jLp7ILl5z7A0YHkWUH_Z9MakzstQ?docId=CNG.bf43a8bfb9e123d8b6ae8eff6f21f438.01

Bahrain's Shi'a opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman (whose name is misspelled as Salem in the article) has called on Saudi troops to withdraw from Bahrain and urged Iran not to meddle in Bahrain's internal affairs, stating he does not want Bahrain to become a battleground between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12975832

Pervasive police brutality is turning Bahrain into an increasingly fearful place to live. And sectarianism is rising in Bahraini life, with detrimental effects. Bahrain has an unhappy future.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12760883

There are reportedly splits within the royal family of Bahrain over how to respond to the protests. Crown Prince Salman is a reformer willing to concede many of the protesters' demands, PM Khalifa is a hardliner not willing to concede anything, and King Hamad is caught in the middle.


The Bahraini government is trying to dissolve two main Shi'a opposition groups.


Bahrain's crackdown is inflaming feelings among Bahrain's communities.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/9401171.stm

The less pleasant side of Bahrain.


Bahrain's former liberal and progressive image has been destroyed by the repression, which is also alienating more and more Shi'a from the monarchy. Pity Bahrain and weep for it, for unhappiness is their only future now.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/bahrain-ends-state-of-emergency-promises-talks-on-political-reform/2011/05/31/AGv9OlFH_story.html

Bahrain has ended emergency rule early and will engage in wide-ranging talks on political reform in July. Maybe there is hope for that country after all.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-15861255


The commission set up by Bahrain's King Hamad to investigate the protests in February and March has delivered its findings.

It found the authorities had used excessive force in quelling protests, and that prisoners and detainees were tortured in custody, and also that there was no link between Iran and the protests. Against the opposition, it found they were responsible for rejecting Crown Prince Salman's offer of dialogue in March which could have led to a peaceful solution to the crisis and also referenced instances of aggression against Bahraini Sunnis and foreign workers.

The king has accepted the report's findings, and has promised reform to correct and prevent future abuses and to bring Bahraini law into conformity with international human rights law. Hopefully everything will work out for Bahrain. Cause if it doesn't......

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