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Bahrain: An Inconvenient Uprising

VICE News correspondent Ben Anderson traveled to London to speak with Nabeel Rajab, the unofficial leader of Bahrain's uprising, and then headed undercover to Bahrain, where he met activists, protesters, grieving parents, and alleged torture victims.​
November 10, 2014, 6:11pm

Like many countries in the Middle East and beyond, Bahrain erupted with anti-authoritarian protests in 2011 when the Arab Spring took the region and many of its repressive leaders by surprise. While Arab Spring uprisings found favor with many in the West, unfortunately for the people of Bahrain, their own revolution was largely forgotten. But it never went away—for three years, near-nightly protests have been brutally quashed by militarized security forces.

Earlier this year, VICE News correspondent Ben Anderson traveled to London to speak with Nabeel Rajab, the unofficial leader of Bahrain's uprising, and then headed undercover to Bahrain, where he met activists, protesters, grieving parents, and alleged torture victims.​