February 15, 2012
Bahraini government flack Fahad AlBinali

VIDEO: Bahraini Government Flack Dodges Question About Paying U.S. Lobbyists To Smear Protesters

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the start of the pro-democracy protest movement in the Kingdom of Bahrain. As demonstrators took to the streets to speak out against the government, police attacked protesters and detained a number of people, including American citizens¬†Huwaida Arraf and Radhika Sainath. After media pressure forced their release, both Americans were forced to wear handcuffs during their entire flight to London. Despite the crackdown, Bahrain has not lost the support of its Western allies, including the United States. This is at least in part thanks to the fact that it has enlisted …

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