Bahrain: “Freedom has a price”: Two years after Bahrain’s uprising

Bahrain: “Freedom has a price”: Two years after Bahrain’s uprising

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Index Number: MDE 11/005/2013
Date Published: 14 February 2013
Categories: Bahrain

Two years after a popular uprising rocked Bahrain, prisoners of conscience remain behind bars and the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly continue to be suppressed. Bahraini courts have appeared more concerned with toeing the government’s line than upholding the rule of law. The true measure of change in Bahrain is whether people are still being jailed for expressing their views, and whether those responsible for human rights abuses have been held to account.


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