"It is outrageous that the Queen has invited royal tyrants to celebrate her diamond jubilee."
- PETER TATCHELLBritish human rights campaigner, criticizing the U.K. Foreign Office for their controversial guest list of the Queen's historic lunch of sovereign monarchs, which includes the King of Bahrain, accused of brutally suppressing pro-democracy uprisings
"Formula One in Bahrain has been taken as p.r. for the ruling elite, the repressive dictators who are ruling the country."
- NABEEL RAJABBahraini human rights activist, accusing the government of using the sporting event to boost its international image, as it clamps down on pro-democracy protests
"His tone and the way he was speaking was like he was saying goodbye."
- ZAINAB AL-KHAWAJAdaughter of Danish citizen Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, who is more than 60 days into a hunger strike while serving a life sentence in Bahrain for partaking in antigovernment protests
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