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This is the full story of a decent policeman, Ali Alghanmi

This is the full story of a decent policeman, Ali Alghanmi | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

This is the full story of decent policeman Ali Alghanmi, who sentenced for over 12 years in prison for resigning from #Bahrain police force to condemn the brutal attack on peaceful protesters.

So many people in #bahrain refused since the very beginning the brutal crackdown on the peaceful protests in this small island.

One of those who refused the brutality used against the protesters was policeman Ali AlGhanmi, 26 years old a husband and a father.

Ali is an ambitious young man and has nothing to do with politics at all. He is from Bani Jamra village that is still under attack.

Due to his sufferings at work in the @moi_bahrain, it was the revolution of #Bahrain the spark for change in Ali's life.

Ali AlGhanmi said that he worked in the police, because he loved #Bahrain so much. He was a police in the Rescue Force until things was to change.

Ali suffered from the illtreatment of Shia policemen in @moi_bahrain. The mercenaries were treated way better. He was not happy. For that, he was transferred by @moi_bahrain from being a rescue policeman to a guard for a villa! Just because he was Shia!

While he was guarding a villa, he heard about the brutal attack on the 17th of February on the peaceful protesters at the pearl roundabout.

Ali was very sad, and grieved. He went straight away to the pearl, roads were all blocked so he headed to Salmaniya Medical Complex #bahrain

Did you know that policeman Ali AlGhanmi helped rescuing the injured and the wounded protesters? Some protesters were killed. #bahrain

He remained in the hospital helping injured with the medics. Martyr Mahmood Abutaki was his brother's friend #bahrain http://pic.twitter.com/1XjtvvZi

That's when the brave Ali AlGhanmi wore his police uniform and went to the crowd to announce his resignation from @moi_bahrain #bahrain

Ali refrained this police force that killed his own people in front of his eyes. He knew most of them were mercenaries #bahrain

The crowd of the protesters were really overwhelmed, hugged Ali AlGhanmi & carried him on the shoulders #bahrain http://pic.twitter.com/QEFBWtQr

People were happy to see honest policemen who don't accept the brutality used against this peaceful movement #bahrain http://pic.twitter.com/SnwJ3cOy

There were numerous media interested in interviewing Ali to find out the reasons for his resignation & joining the people of #bahrain

Ali took a decision, a decision of the braves. He joined the rebels in the streets, and demanded his rights #bahrain http://pic.twitter.com/zlTOy2N4

so many people feared for Ali's life. It was brave what he did. He kept sleeping at the pearl for a month #bahrain http://pic.twitter.com/3RncXhjo

Ali stayed at the pearl, because he felt safer there. Until when the peninsula shield attacked the pearl roundabout and evacuated it #bahrain

From March 17th Ali remained in hiding at several places, especially after the arrests of some of his Police colleagues. #bahrain

Ali AlGhanmi was arrested on May, when an informer told on him. His house was stormed by police forces many time after his arrest #bahrain

His family were abused, and his brothers were beaten inside the house by police forces even after Ali's detention #bahrain

Ali since then is in solitary confinement, and was put on military trial, where he faced cruel sentences #bahrain

Ali's only guilt was standing by his people and refusing the brutality. Ali's only guilt was wanting his freedom #bahrain

Ali misses his daughter Zainab, as she misses her dad so very much #bahrain http://pic.twitter.com/mXa4Vle0

We in #bahrain are so proud of him. He is noble, as so many other policemen are. Those police were all arrested for disobeying
Ali AlGhanmi and the rest must be free. They are good policemen. And the people of #bahrain are proud of them http://pic.twitter.com/9HEnvu0h

Brian Dooley: "Ali was tortured in detention & has been put in solitary confinement for shouting 'Down Hamad' in the prison yard" #bahrain

Dooley: "Ali's charges were Inciting hatred against the regime, Inciting military personnel against the regime & Absence from duty #bahrain

Dooley says: "Ppl like Al Ghanmi, who put conscience above all else, are heroes of the #ArabSpring, & they shouldn't be forgotten #bahrain

Human Rights First writes: "Many Shiites feel they are not properly represented in the security forces" #bahrain http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/wp-content/uploads/HRF_Bahrain-The-Gathering-Storm_February-2012.pdf

HRF adds (same source): "police often Sunnis recruited from Pakistan, Yemen, Jordan, & elsewhere are inherently antagonistic 2wrds them #bahrain

HRF: "A significant number of soldiers and members of the police force refused to join in the government crackdown" #bahrain

HRF shares more information saying: "and many, perhaps hundreds, were arrested and detained" #bahrain

HRF: "We estimate that around 160 members of the police force and 20 soldiers were convicted for refusing to join in the crackdown #bahrain

HRF: "Most have been released and are waiting for an appeal date, but we estimate that several dozen remain in detention" #bahrain

HRF: "Virtually all are Shia. A lawyer said 2 Sunnis who are former policemen being prosecuted 4 refusing 2 join the crackdown #bahrain

HRF mentioned in their report: "In detention, according to consistent and credible accounts, they faced mistreatment" #bahrain

HRF: "...that fits the pattern of widespread detainee abuse documented by Human Rights First and other human rights groups" #bahrain

HRF continues: "They said they were blindfolded, handcuffed, tortured, and not given adequate access to lawyers" #bahrain

Moreover, HRF: "Some say they were also leg-cuffed. Several said they had been made to stand for long periods" #bahrain

HRF said: "and told that their female relatives would be sexually assaulted unless they signed a confession" #bahrain

Human Rights First writes about Policeman Ali AlGhanmi: "Ali likes reading history & eating Indian food, but his passion is soccer" #bahrain

HRF: "He joined the police in 2004 because he said he really liked to help people, and because he wanted to serve his country" #bahrain

HRF: "When he first joined he worked on rescue patrols and then was transferred to the security guard division" #bahrain

HRF says: "He says he had great relationships with Sunni policemen. Other Shiite policemen, like him, held low-ranking positions #bahrain

"Ali said after he was arrested he was subjected to various forms of mistreatment and torture" Human Rights First #bahrain

"He was doused with water while naked in a room with the AC on high. blindfolded, beaten, no food or access 2 the toilet 4 more than 2 days"

HRF told in the report: "Ali AlGhanmi was sentenced to 12 years & 3 months imprisonment on January 9, 2012" #bahrain http://pic.twitter.com/ntmilGEX

Hamad Bin Isa AlKhalifa, free Ali AlGhanmi are the rest of policemen and soldiers. Those are noble persons who will build up #bahrain future

Those brave policemen and soldiers will come out soon with the heads up and high. Sunnis & Shia of them together, hand in hand #bahrain

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Free Ali AlGhanmi !

Free Ali AlGhanmi ! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The policeman turned hero of the Bahraini Revolution........

 

Free Ali AlGhanmi !

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Bahrain jails national hero, Ali Al-Ghanami for 12 years! | CRAZY KHALIFAS!

Bahrain jails national hero, Ali Al-Ghanami  for 12 years!  |  CRAZY KHALIFAS! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A military court in Bahrain sentences a policeman to 12 years in jail for joining protests against the royal family.

 

#BahDetainee-AliJasimAlGhanmi  tag at this site

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Bahrain: Reports of Military Personnel Tortured, Imprisoned, and Killed by Regime · Global Voices

Bahrain: Reports of Military Personnel Tortured, Imprisoned, and Killed by Regime · Global Voices | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Bahraini Twitter users joined hands to draw attention to the cases of scores of military personnel - soldiers and policemen - detained, tortured and said to be killed by the regime, since pro-democracy protests started in the country on February 14.

 

Release our activists, release our students, release our medics, release our women, release our teachers, and now release our military personnel. All of these are Twitter campaigns that Bahraini netizens have been pushing for to create awareness about the different segments targeted by the Bahraini regime since protests started on February 14.

Activists say there are scores of military and police personnel who have been arrested and trialed in military courts during the unrest for refusing to shoot protesters, sending text messages, attending funerals, protesting, or just for being members of the Shia'a sect. The sentences they have received vary between 1-12 years.

[No wonder the criminal Khalifa regime has to import mercenaries to do its dirty work!  This explains alot! ]

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#Bahrain ~ Ali Jasim Al Ghanmi is a 26-year-old member of the police force, married with a daughter. Ali likes reading history and eating Indian food, but his passion is soccer. He joined the polic...

#Bahrain ~ Ali Jasim Al Ghanmi is a 26-year-old member of the police force, married with a daughter. Ali likes reading history and eating Indian food, but his passion is soccer. He joined the polic... | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

#Bahrain ~ Ali Jasim Al Ghanmi is a 26-year-old member of the police force, married with a daughter. Ali likes reading history and eating Indian food, but his passion is soccer. He joined the police in 2004 after finishing high school, where he concentrated in science. He joined because he said he used to be a scout for more than 10 years and really liked to help people, and because he wanted to serve his country. When he first joined he worked on rescue patrols and then was transferred to the security guard division. He says he had great relationships with Sunni policemen, the junior staff. Other Shiite policemen, like him, held low- ranking positions.

On February 17, after hearing that protestors were being shot by the security forces, he went to the hospital and helped the medics treating the wounded.

Dressed in uniform, he went into the crowd of protestors and announced he would no longer work for the repressive dictatorship. He went into hiding after the security forces attacked and removed the protestors from the central protest area of the Pearl Roundabout in mid-March. His family said that they then received threats that he should turn himself in. He was eventually discovered on May 4 and arrested. His family says their house was raided twice after that date anyway, and his brothers and mother assaulted.

Ali said after he was arrested he was subjected to various forms of mistreatment and torture. He was doused with water while naked in a room with the air conditioning on high. He was blindfolded and beaten with hands and sticks, denied food, water, and access to the toilet for more than two days, and abused verbally. He was sentenced to 12 years and 3 months imprisonment on January 9, 2012.

Ali has been in solitary confinement since he shouted the anti-king slogan “Down, Down Hamad!” in the prison yard on September 24, for which he is facing separate charges and yet another court hearing on March 8 for allegedly taking part in an illegal gathering.

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Bryant Foster's curator insight, November 21, 2013 11:03 AM

He is an Indian, soccer player, police officer and family man, I thought you'd be interested.

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Here is the Bahraini hero jailed because he wouldn't commit Al-Khalifa crimes against humanity

Here is the Bahraini hero jailed because he wouldn't commit Al-Khalifa crimes against humanity | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Ali AlGhanmi and his daughter Zainab.  

The Al-Khalifas in their paranoid psychoses, feel the need to punish the patriotism and heroism of this great man.  Because of their egotism and supposed insult they deprive the nation of the contribution of this great man, and they deprive his daughter of the positive influence of her Dad in her life!   Criminal Khalifas!

 

Yasqot Hamad!

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Ali Alghanmi raising the victory sign

Ali Alghanmi  raising the victory sign | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Ali, the hero policeman that would not attack the democracy reformers, raises the victory sign from within Hamad's dungeons!

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In Praise of a Bahraini Police Officer | Human Rights First

In Praise of a Bahraini Police Officer | Human Rights First | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

People like Ali Jasim Al Ghanmi, who put conscience above all else, are heroes of the Arab Spring, and they should not be forgotten.

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