Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:45AM
This file photo, taken on January 8, 2015, shows Bahraini protesters taking cover during a confrontation with police. (Photo by AFP)
This file photo, taken on January 8, 2015, shows Bahraini protesters taking cover during a confrontation with police. (Photo by AFP)
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In 2011, people in Bahrain rose up against the Manama regime, which launched a harsh crackdown, seeking to suppress dissent.

Today, the regime continues to curtail freedom of expression, association, and assembly. It targets the Shia Muslim majority and jails opposition leaders. Scores have been sentenced to long prison terms after unfair trials, and torture is rampant. Scores of people have also reportedly been killed.