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Bahrain: One year on

A year has passed since the killing of a peaceful demonstrator by the security forces as a result of the use of excessive force against peaceful protesters in Bahrain. Despite several announcements on positive steps being taken by the government to ensure accountability, we have not seen any outcome of reported government investigations into allegations of torture and it is unclear how many people involved in human rights abuses have been brought to justice.

Hundreds of people are still facing criminal charges in Bahrain for exercising their rights to freedom of expression and assembly. Meanwhile, many others, dismissed from their work place or university for exercising these very rights have yet to be reinstated.

This campaign video includes interview with Bahrain poet Ayat al-Qarmezi and Doctors Zahra al Sammak & Ghassan Dhaif

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Activists who tended Bahraini protesters released on bail - The Irish Times - Wed, Aug 24, 2011

Activists who tended Bahraini protesters released on bail - The Irish Times - Wed, Aug 24, 2011 | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Front Line believes all charges against health professionals who have been targeted because of their work for human rights should be dropped, he said.

Senator Averil Power (FF) travelled to Bahrain with Front Line to protest against the imprisonment of the medics including Dr Ali Al Ekr, Dr Basim Dhaif and Dr Ghassan Dhaif, who trained at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin. “I welcome the news that Dr Rula Al Saffar and Jalila al Salman have now been released. However, 10 medics remain in custody and another has been transferred to hospital after suffering a ruptured brain aneurism. Our delegation will continue to campaign for their release,” she said.

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BAHRAIN: Female teacher re-arrest exposes human rights abuse as others recount torture | Women News Network

BAHRAIN: Female teacher re-arrest exposes human rights abuse as others recount torture | Women News Network | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Manama, BAHRAIN: Without proper jurisdiction and legal rights, school teacher and Vice President of Bahrain’s Teachers Association Mrs. Jaleela Al Salman has been forced to return to prison by Bahrain police security following her official release from prison while she was waiting for the appeal of her upcoming case set for December 11.

 

Jaleela Al-Salman,  Rula Al-Safar, Dr. Ghassan Daif

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