Book launch explores Bahrain’s Uprising

MENA Solidarity Network

By Alice Finden

Farida Ghulam, wife of Bahraini political prisoner of conscience Ebrahim Sharif, Amnesty International’s trade union campaigns manager Shane Enright and author Marc Owen Jones joined a panel discussion to launchBahrain’s Uprising on 7 October.

The book, which is edited by Ala’a Shehabi and Marc makes a vital contribution in its field by helping amplify the voices of the ‘forgotten revolution’ of Bahrain. It also explores British involvement in Human Rights abuses in the country. As Marc Owen Jones told us, the book records the many stories of activism coming out of Bahrain since 2011, yet often overlooked by westernbahrain_uprising_twitter audiences.

Bahrain’s Uprising is being released at a time when western complicity in Gulf monarchy’s repression is coming under greater scrutiny. Farida Ghulam shed light on her husband Ebrahim Sharif’s imprisonment for speaking out against the regime. Sharif has stood in peaceful protest of the Bahraini…

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