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Bahrain

Yearbook 1996

Bahrain. According to Countryaah.com, Shiite protests erupted in the country at the beginning of the year. The Shi'a Muslims have been trying for years to gain greater influence over the policy and demand, among other things, that the country's national assembly be opened, but they have so far failed.

1996 Bahrain

In June, 44 people were arrested for coup attempts. They were reported to be members of the Iran-backed organization Hizbullah-Bahrain. A diplomatic crisis between Bahrain and Iran arose because of allegations that Iran had been involved in the coup.

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