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Jasim Husain, Former Bahraini MP, Al Wefaq party

Will Bahrain's spring ever see summer? The answer may lie in the so called national dialogue which the government has just begun with the opposition. But many of the protestors who took to the streets earlier this year remain under arrest and troops from Saudi Arabia brought in to suppress the democracy movement are still stationed in their tiny neighbour.

HARDtalk's Carrie Gracie speaks to a former MP with Bahrain's largest Shia group, the Al-Wefaq party. Jasim Husein resigned after the violent suppression of protests. Can talking overcome the divisions between Sunni and Shia and the scheming of arch rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia?

30 minutes

Last on

Thu 14 Jul 2011 00:30