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Mahmood Al-Yousi

Mahmood Al-Yousif

HRD, Blogger

I chose to come back [to Bahrain] to continue to espouse sanity and tolerance. To continue to try to show people that regardless of their beliefs, status or wealth, our destinies as Bahrainis are intertwined and it behoves us to find equitable ways to live together and ameliorate our differences.

Mahmood Al-Yousif is an IT businessman and a prominent blogger who has written extensively in favour of freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in Bahrain.

Bahrain Protest Context

In 2011 Bahrainis initiated protests, as part of what became known as the 'Arab Spring', aimed at promoting reforms in the country and demanding full rights for all citizens. Human rights defenders, medical workers, journalists and others were rounded up in the crackdown that followed, with many ultimately facing trials on trumped up charges and imprisonment.


Mahmood Al-Yousif