Al Khalifa monarchs ruled Bahrain for over two centuries. It's home to America's Fifth Fleet. Oppressed Bahrainis began protesting after Mubarak's ouster.
"With newfound hope, (they) took to the streets. Rich and poor, Shiite and Sunni, liberal and religious, they felt what it was like to speak freely for the first time."
Manama's Pearl Roundabout symbolized Bahraini activism. Freedom expressions "didn't last long." Security forces cracked down. The Pearl monument was demolished.
In March 2011, Saudi troops entered guns blazing. UAE ones joined them. Pro-democracy supporters were attacked.
"Going out on the streets, carrying nothing but a flag and calling for democracy could cost you your life," said Zainab.
"Chanting 'down with the dictator' could lead to your being subjected to electric shocks."
"Giving a speech about human rights and democracy can lead to life imprisonment."
"Infants died after suffocating from toxic gases used by riot police."
"Teenage protesters have been shot and killed."