An end to the stalemate in Bahrain?

Apparently, and according to the BBC, Bahrain’s Justice Minister has invited a string of opposition representatives to enter into “peace talks”, that is, negotiations with the aim of  putting an end to the impasse that has plunged the tiny country into instability and frustration. Nonetheless, I highly doubt talks may one day lead to the authorities’ making the kind of concessions the opposition (and notably, the Shia community) have been demanding for years within the framework of their own characteristic “Bahraini Spring“, moreover if we take into account politically motivated arrests go on (and several activists remain in jail), public gatherings are still banned, torture is widespread and freedom of expression has never been granted to the island inhabitants. 

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