7:30pm – 9:00pm
501 Northwest Corner Building
550 West 120th Street (on Broadway)
New York, NY, 10027
As the one year anniversary of the revolution drew near, the Kingdom of Bahrain attempted to keep out foreign observers, denying visas to high profile human rights groups and journalists. Radhika Sainath, a civil rights attorney, and a small team of monitors were able to gain entry and document the regime’s repression of democracy activists. Just a day after announcing the Witness Bahrain initiative, she was arrested in the midst of a police attack on a nonviolent march and deported the next day.
Radhika Sainath is a human rights activist with experience in conflict zones and has supported democracy movements in Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine and the Philippines. Join us in our conversation with her.
Light refreshments will be served. This event will also kick-off a new initiative started by our co-sponsors — Bahrain Solidarity Campaign NYC. Please contact them at BahrainNYC@gmail.com, if you would like to join the campaign or would like ideas on how to start one in your own city. More information will be provided at the event.
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