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London 2012: Bahrainis Boycot Olympics Over Torture Claims

The son of the King of Bahrain, Prince Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa is the front man of Bahrain’s sports; not democratically chosen but appointed like the rest of his family, who are in power. The young man gained fame after the February 14 uprising last year, when he allegedly personally tortured many Bahraini athletes, who joined the ranks of protesters at massive demonstrations, demanding political change in the country.

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