Bahrain: Memoirs of a Prisoner

Bahrain-based blogger Bint Battuta shares with us one of her friend's experiences – that of being imprisoned during a period of political unrest in the country in the mid-90s here. “This evening my friend S. told me about the poetry lessons he used to give when he was in prison; he was in the wing for political prisoners, not the criminal, and he described with pride all the classes that the prisoners held for each other, ‘like a university’,” she writes.

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