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Sharaf Al-Mousawi

Sharaf Al-Mousawi

HRD, President
Bahrain Transparency Society

Sharaf Al-Mousawi is President of the Bahrain Transparency Society, which is a non-governmental organisation advocating to promote transparency and eliminate corruption in Bahrain. The organisation is also a partner of Transparency International. 

Bahrain Protest Context

Following the eruption of protests in February 2011 against government corruption and discrimination of the Shi'a majority population, the situation for human rights defenders in Bahrain became even more dangerous and difficult. Faced with widespread protests and unrest, the authorities responded with harsh measures and a crackdown on protesters, civil society leaders, human rights defenders and pro democracy activists.