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.
Nasser used Twitter during the uprising, tweeting under his real name, threatening to extract revenge from those who are anti-regime. When campaigns started to call for his elimination from the London Olympics, he deleted his tweets.
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