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Then there are what I recognize as special distraction press releases, like the one that arrived today.   It was headed, " King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain ratified the kingdom's first child protection law Tuesday (August 7th)," Bahrain's Al-Watan reported.


According to a statement issued by Bahrain's Royal Court, the law has 69 articles that aim to protect children and their mothers.

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It addresses children's health care, health records, nutrition, foster homes, safety, education, rehabilitation for handicapped children, protection against abuse and penalties for any violation of the law.


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And sidebars -- we must have sidebars to look professional.


Bahrain to investigate cases of torture

Bahrain king denounces 'foreign plot'

Five Bahrain police officers accused of torture

The law was approved by the legislature.


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And for the coup de grace -- making Parliament more democratic. Parliament has ratified amendments to Bahrain's constitution, with the monarch-led government hoping the new measures will defuse turmoil in the strategic Gulf state.


Opposition groups dismissed the extra powers given to parliament on Thursday as not enough, describing the moves as merely symbolic.

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William Fisher has managed economic development programs in the Middle East and elsewhere for the US State Department and the US Agency for International Development. He served in the international affairs area in the Kennedy Administration and now (more...)

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