Sharif Abdel Kouddous: The Forgotten Bahraini Uprising Flares Up

Sharif Abdel Kouddous: The Forgotten Bahraini Uprising Flares Up

Sharif Abdel Kouddous: The Forgotten Bahraini Uprising Flares Up

Thousands turned out for the funeral of a teenager killed by the police last week, further fueling unrest.

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Bahrain feels like a “nation under occupation” following the second anniversary of the start of the uprising there, as mercenary police hassle drivers at checkpoints and fill the air with tear gas, reports Sharif Abdel Kouddous, a fellow at the Nation Institute.

After a policeman shot and killed a teenager at close range last week, thousands of people attended his funeral, chanting “Down with Hamad,” the country’s US-backed ruler, and “I’m the next martyr,” he told Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez on Democracy Now!

Alec Luhn

Sharif Abdel Kouddous discusses the recent unrest in Bahrain in his upcoming article for The Nation, “Scenes from a Bahraini Burial.

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