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Bahrain: Minister Withdraws Case Aganist Municipal Councillor

Bahraini blogger Mahmood Al Yousif says Bahrain's Electricity and Water Minister withdrew a case he lodged against a Municipal Councillor, following mediation. “This is good news of course. Apart from the fact that – in an impartial judicial system – there is no way that the minister would win this case; the Ministry of Electricity’s reputation in particular is far from pure, he has shown complete intolerance to criticism and rather than asking for the allegations to be brought forward to be rationally discussed and any shortcomings identified and eradicated, he has taken the now fashionable line which is ‘sue now, ask questions later,'” he writes.

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