NDI Director Prevented from Entering Bahrain

Last month, the Interior Ministry prevented the resident Director of the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in the Gulf, Stacy Hague from entering the country. Bahrain accuses the Institute of unacceptable interference in its internal affairs. MP Hassan Al Dowsary praised the decision, and accused the American Institute of having suspicious agenda, and of interfering in the internal affairs of several countries which are witnessing political and democratic change. (Al- Waqt newspaper, 22 April 2010).