Bahrain. According to
Countryaah.com, Bahrain was one of the three countries removed
during the year from the EU's list of non-cooperating
countries in taxes.
In February, activist Nabil Rajab was sentenced to five
years in prison for criticizing the war in Yemen on Twitter.
He is already serving a two-year prison sentence for
"spreading rumors and false information" and being
government-critical in various TV interviews. For his role
in the democracy protests in 2011, he also had to sit in
prison for two years.
In March, 116 people were arrested for links to Iran's
Revolutionary Guard, where they were part of a terrorist
cell and received training in, among others, Iran. The state
news agency BNA says the authorities managed to avert
several attacks through the arrest. Large quantities of
weapons and explosives must have been seized. Oppositionists
in Bahrain are usually accused of allying with Iran.
During the summer, the World Heritage Committee met in
the capital Manama to agree on the UN agency UNESCO's annual
list of places that are considered particularly outstanding
and worthy of protection.