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Ala'a Shehabi

British-born Bahraini lecturer, writer and activist


Dr Ala'a Shehabi is a British-born Bahraini lecturer, writer & pro-democracy activist in Bahrain. She has a PhD in Economics from Imperial College London & worked for two years as a policy analyst at RAND Europe.

In Bahrain she is a founding member of Bahrain Watch and the Bahrain Rehabilitation & Anti-violence Organisation (BRAVO).

She writes for Jadaliyya, Guardian, OpenDemocracy, Al-Akhbar, UnCut. She appears frequently on Aljazeera and the BBC.