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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Bahrain: 30 years of unconstitutional rule

Lord Avebury
the Vice-Chairman of the Parliamentary Human Rights Group
Cordially invites you to a seminar on
Bahrain: 30 years of unconstitutional rule
A spectrum of speakers will take part in the seminar, Bahrainis and non-Bahrainis, including political and human rights activists, journalists and academics
11.00 AM, Thursday 25th August 2005
1 Abbey Gardens, London SW1 (Annexe to the House of Lords)
For further information please contact: Lord Avebury on 020 7274 4617

On 26th August 1975, the former ruler of Bahrain suspended the contractual constitution and dissolved the elected parliament. The country has since remained under the absolute power of the ruling Al Khalifa dynasty. As the country prepares to host the Forum for the Future, questions are asked about the volatile political situation in Bahrain