Bahrain deaths, dictatorship or sickle cell disease?

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This video says about itself:


From the blog of Lancaster University Law School in England:

Denial in Bahrain? The Links Between Sickle Cell Disease, Detention and Tear Gas

Dr. Gearóid Ó Cuinn

Since the outbreak of pro-reform protests in Bahrain in early 2011 security forces have deployed an unprecedented amount of tear gas resulting in the deaths of numerous individuals. This torrent has also revealed a genetic component to Bahrain’s political unrest through a record spike in sickle cell deaths– a condition that predominantly affects the marginalised Shia population.

The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI), set up to consider human rights violations following the Government’s crackdown, concluded that Bahrain’s police used a disproportionate amount of CS gas in the urban spaces of this community. It found that private homes were targeted in an “unnecessary and…

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One thought on “Bahrain deaths, dictatorship or sickle cell disease?

  1. Thank you for this!

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