Brian Ulrich points out that Bahrain is drafting a new law to ban public rallies. It seems that even the darlings of Arab democratization are starting to backtrack. For background information, check out Toby Jones' Bahrain: A Year of Decision in the March 2006 issue of the Arab Reform Bulletin.
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