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A letter from Matar's wife, Amal Al Yusuf.....(Matar found innocent ! )

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Matar was found innocent today by the criminal court. After spending around 100 days in jail, 45 days in solitary confinement and facing various types of ill-treatment in custody, Matar was finally found innocent. ....

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Released Bahraini politicians still under threat from government repression | Amnesty International

Released Bahraini politicians still under threat from government repression | Amnesty International | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

"The release of these government critics is welcome, if overdue, but the Bahraini authorities must ensure that all charges based on their legitimate exercise of freedom of expression or other human rights are also dropped, so that the threat of re-imprisonment is not left hanging over Matar Matar, Jawad Fairouz and others," said Malcolm Smart, Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Programme

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لحظة الافراج عن النائب السابق مطر مطر 7/8/2011

The moment of the release of former deputy Matar Matar 7/8/2011

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In shadow of 5th Fleet, Bahraini reformer needs help

In shadow of 5th Fleet, Bahraini reformer needs help | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Matar Ebrahim Ali Matar drove with his wife to the appointed place. When they arrived, armed, masked men pulled Matar into their car and sped off, according to Matar’s colleague, who is in touch with his wife. Matar has not been heard from since, but a government spokesperson confirmed to one of us he “has been called in for investigation.”

It has now emerged that another Wefaq member and former parliamentarian, Jawad Fairuz, was arrested the same night. “This is the type of regime we are dealing with. Crackdown and punishment and revenge are the only tools they are using,” said Matar’s colleague. …

Since pro-democracy demonstrations began in Bahrain in February, more than 30 protesters have been killed, according to press reports. The U.S. State Department has condemned the arrest of opposition leaders to little effect. Bahrain’s justice minister announced last week that some 50 doctors and nurses arrested for treating injured protesters will be charged with acting against the state and tried in a military court..
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Bahrain Interview: Former MP Matar Ibrahim Matar on His Detention and The Country's Future

Bahrain Interview: Former MP Matar Ibrahim Matar on His Detention and The Country's Future | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

What do you think will be the impact of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) report release on 30 October [now delayed to 23 November? Does anyone still have faith in the commission?

Maybe the report will not cover everything and will not reach the root of the conflict. The regime had the BICI come in to investigate in order to protect themselves and stay in power. Cherif Bassiouni is a professional; his resume is 65 pages long! (Cherif Bassiouni is an International UN war crime expert heading the human rights investigation in Bahrain). He is a good person but he is conflating the humanitarian role with the human rights role. He has done a lot to get people released from prison. I was one of those people he helped. On the other hand, it is just a temporary fix for many. For example, he did not succeed in securing the release of Jalila Salman, Vice President of the Teachers Society. Bassiouni has focused a lot on humanitarian issues, such as advocating for the release of political prisoners, but he has not focused on fact-finding or building a case against the government. He is acting as a mediator between the government and the people and this is a political role. He is mixing his roles and I think this will affect the outcome of the report. I will be happy if he succeeds in being both a mediator and a prosecutor of the regime.

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Mattar Mattar and Jawad Fairooz Released! | Bahrain Justice & Development Movement حركة البحرين للعدالة والتنمية

Mattar Mattar and Jawad Fairooz Released! | Bahrain Justice & Development Movement حركة البحرين للعدالة والتنمية | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Two former MP's from Al Wefaq have been released from prison today, along with other high profile detainees.
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Bahraini politician's wife tells of fear - Bahrain

Bahraini politician's wife tells of fear - Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Amal Matar, wife of Matar Ibrahim Matar, tells Al Jazeera that arbitrary arrests have made people scared of testifying before investigating panels.
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