Nabeel Rajab, 2011 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award recipient is featured on NPR

Dec 02, 2011

Nabeel Rajab, the 2011 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award recipent was featured on NPR discussing the crackdown in Bahrain. Earlier this year, Bahrain was swept up in protests as the Arab Spring uprising spread. Atleast 35 people were killed, and a new human rights report commissioned by the Bahraini government detailed systemic abuse of those who were detained. Rajab, a leading Bahraini human rights activist, was among those targeted by the government and discusses his encounters with the Bahraini government forces during the uprising this spring on NPR. 

Visit to read the story in full.

Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Emily R. Buss // Program Assistant