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US mediation offer between Bahrain authorities, Al Wefaq turned down

US mediation offer between Bahrain authorities, Al Wefaq turned down | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Bahrain’s foreign minister has turned down an offer from a US diplomat to mediate between Al Wefaq and the government...

 

[You can't mediate, arbitrate, bargain or even have sensible talk with a fascist dictator!  There is only 1 side to every issue, it is the fascist dictators side!  Powers must be ceded first to the opposition, then there can be 2 equal parties engaging in discussion!]  

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Bahrain plays West at its own game

Bahrain plays West at its own game | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Will the BICI recommendations be adopted? Hardly. More likely there will be more of the welcoming lip-service we heard this week and then referral to committees and the appointment of working groups.
That is why there is no rush in Bahrain to release protesters from prison or to reinstate those who were sacked from their government jobs for having the temerity to protest peacefully.
The problem in Bahrain is the same as the problem in the rest of the region - people want their rights and, as in Syria, a religious majority refuses to be lorded over by a religious minority.
All this explains why the Middle East freedom glass is more half-empty than it is half-full

 

[Khalifas 'gaming' the system again....More Khalifa lies, treachery, and propaganda! ]

 

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EU member Slams Bahrain Regime عضو البرلمان الأوروبي ينتقد البحرين

And calls an end to relations with GCC, Paul Murphy the EU parliament member. 2011-07-07 عضو البرلمان الأوروبي وعضو الحزب الاشتراكي الأيرلندي بول ميرفي ينتقد...

 

[Right ON, Paul Murphy !]

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U.S. double standards on Bahrain protests vs. other protest movements in the region (Mar 17)

While President Obama said in January that "the people of Egypt have rights that are universal, that include the rights to peaceful assembly", after the Bahrainian government opened fire on sleeping protesters on Pearl square he called the king and only "strongly urged restraint"....

 

[How many must die while America urges 'restraint?'  Empty rhetoric at best, total bullsh*t at worst....]

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freedomhouse.org: Recommendations for U.S. Policy:

freedomhouse.org: Recommendations for U.S. Policy: | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Recommendations for U.S. Policy:
· Speak out, speak loud. President Obama must continue to apply public pressure on Bahraini officials, such as when he condemned the Bahraini government for “mass arrests and brute force” in a speech at the State Department. The US must speak out firmly in support of the Bahraini people or risk being on the wrong side of history when democracy does come to the country.
· Make the $53 million arms package to the Bahrain Defense Force conditional. The US should prevent any military assistance or arms sales—despite “external defense” designations and “end use” discussions—to Bahrain unless the results of the Commission of Inquiry are indeed truthful and independent, and assistance should be tied to progress on addressing the Commission’s recommendations and bringing perpetrators of human rights abuses to justice.
· Be consistent in support for human rights and democratic reform. The idea that stability and US interests are best secured by providing unwavering support for repressive monarchies has proven false and short sighted given the recent uprisings in the Middle East. The US should advance its interests and values by being a strategic ally of the Bahraini people and supporting moderates and reformers, rather than unconditionally backing a brutal regime.
· The Obama administration should make internet freedom a priority. The president’s condemnations of the Tunisian and Egyptian restrictions on internet and mobile phone networks in the initial days of those revolutions heartened pro-democracy advocates on the ground. The administration should similarly support the right of Bahrainis to express their opinions freely, rather than remain silent when, for example, the Bahrain Interior Ministry said it would punish anyone using new media to post messages of dissent ahead of the September 24 parliamentary elections.
· Support Legal and Security Sector Reform. The US should pressure Bahrain to use civilian instead of military courts in cases stemming from political unrest and provide technical support for systems and practices that bolster accountability. Such practices should include unannounced civilian inspections of prison facilities and criminal—not administrative—trials of those charged with torture and murder.

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Bahrain: Time to support regime change and end occupation - Bahrain Freedom Movement

Bahrain: Time to support regime change and end occupation - Bahrain Freedom Movement | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

....we could start by asking the Saudi Arabians and the UAE to withdraw so that the people of Bahrain can exercise the same right of self-determination as the people of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and we hope, Palestine and Syria.

So what are the steps that could lead to the liberation of the people of Bahrain from the yoke of the al-Khalifa oppressors?

 

Step 1:  Down, down Hamad!

Step 2:  Down, down Hamad!

Step 3:  Down, down Hamad!....

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US State Dept BullSh*t - Daily Press Briefing November 4, 2011 #Bahrain

If you believe America is doing all it can to help the Democracy reformers in Bahrain, then stand on your head!  Maybe that will make your upside-down world come into focus!

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“Time for Regime Change in Bahrain”: London Seminar

“Time for Regime Change in Bahrain”: London Seminar | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - “The UK Foreign Office together with other countries are not robust in the condemnation of the human rights abuses committed by the al Khalifa regime,” says veteran British peer Lord Avebury.

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“We need more robust condemnation from them,” he told a seminar at the British parliament entitled 'Bahrain; Time to support regime change and end occupation.'

He suggested that the UK government could at least call for the release of the political leaders in Bahrain and for the 3000 workers to be re-instated and compensated for lost income.

“Ultimately the people of Bahrain want to change their political system and we have to support them, not just for reform but for real transformation,” the 83-year old peer said.

He referred to NATO intervening in Libya in support of regime change to maintain stability and asked “what was the difference with Bahrain?”

“We can ask for Saudi Arabia to withdraw its forces so that Bahrainis enjoy peace and freedom,” Avebury further suggested.

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If Sen. Ron Wyden wants to end arms sales to Bahrain for ‘violently suppressing peaceful civil dissent’, why not Israel?

“Selling weapons to a regime that is violently suppressing peaceful civil dissent and violating human rights is antithetical to our foreign policy goals and the principle of basic rights for all that the U.S. has worked hard to promote,” Wyden argued.

While this principle should apply to all U.S. weapons sales, it should be even more strictly adhered to when U.S. taxpayers are funding weapons sales through military aid. Israel is the largest recipient of U.S. military aid, scheduled to receive $30 billion in taxpayer-financed weapons between 2009 and 2018, and also violently suppresses nonviolent Palestinian protest and commits grave human rights violations against Palestinians living under its illegal 44-year military occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip . . .

 

[Good Point!  No weapons for Israel OR Bahrain!  

Clean-Up your Human Rights Acts ! ]

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صحيفة العرب القطرية - آراء وقضايا :: محمد فهد القحطاني :: ثرثرة سميرة رجب!

صحيفة العرب القطرية - آراء وقضايا :: محمد فهد القحطاني :: ثرثرة سميرة رجب! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
سميرة رجب في ليلة أمس الأول الثلاثاء في برنامج الاتجاه المعاكس شرقت وغربت واتهمت الرأي المعارض البحريني بكل نقيصة. ونست في زحمة الثرثرة أن تغادر مرحلة الرد على الشكل للرد على الموضوع. وهو الذي تطرق إليه المحاور الآخر ..

 

Samira Rajab  is a regime puppet!

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Bahrain: “Arrows of Dignity” pierce the body of dictatorship and occupation - Bahrain Freedom Movement

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U.S. Delays Arms Sale to Bahrain

U.S. Delays Arms Sale to Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The Obama administration won't proceed with a planned arms sale until it reviews Bahrain's progress investigating alleged human rights abuses and implementing reforms, the State Department told Congress.
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More lies and distortion in Bahrain

More lies and distortion in Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague gave a speech to Parliament on Thursday about the UK government's position on events in the Middle East.
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Al-Khalifas will auction stolen goods!

Al-Khalifas will auction stolen goods! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The picture is of an auction notice for selling the stolen goods!

 

Outrageous!  The Billionaire Al-Khalifas will auction  goods that they have stolen from the Shia to the highest bidder!  Sell stolen goods back to the victims?!  This is against any legal code ever known to humanity!   The criminal Al-Khalifas are without any morality whatsoever!

 

And what would the criminal Al-Khalifa regime do to anyone who attempted to 'claim' their stolen properties?!  Torture?, murder?, forced disappearance?, illegal indefinite detainment?  ........    Khalifa = Monsters!

 

Picture source:  yfrog.com/h3guloaj

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Jean-Francois Seznec: Battleground Bahrain

Saudi Arabia has sent forces to Bahrain, escalating tensions between the country's predominantly Shia pro-democracy protesters and its Sunni rulers. What does the intervention of Gulf forces mean to the region? Will it provoke Iran? And could Bahrain be the next state to fall?...Mar 17, 2011

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The Ongoing Struggle in Bahrain: An Interview with Alaa Shehabi

The Ongoing Struggle in Bahrain: An Interview with Alaa Shehabi | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

So the grievances during this year’s uprising are very much linked to a longstanding struggle for freedom and democracy. You speak to someone on the street in Bahrain today and they know what a constitution is and why they want one. So on February 14, one of the key demands was a new constitution, one where there is “one man one vote,” where it does not matter what your sect is, what your race is, what your color is, or what your religion is. You get an equal vote whether you are a man or a woman in a new parliamentary system. And the parliament needs to have full legislative power. It needs to be able to do something, unlike our current toothless parliament that cannot actually initiate any legislation because an appointed assembly can always override its powers. So people want a fully representative democratic parliament. Historically, that demand has not changed for the last fifty years.

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حقيقة مقتل سائق التاكسي في البحرين

A sunni taxi driver died in a car accident,but innocent people were accused of killing him

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القذافي ما صمد جاي دورك يا حمد

المعامير تخترج بمسيرة : القذافي ما صمد جاي دورك يا حمد ، تطالب الطاغية حمد بالرحيل حفاظ على الارواح البرئية من ان تزهق وحقناً للدماء في وطننا العزيز المبارك  

...As went Hitler, Moussilini, Tojo, Idi Amin Dada, Hussein,  Gaddafi........so will go Hamad Al-Khalifa.   

For the good of Islam, for the good of Bahrain, for the good of humanity.......Hamad must go!

Down, down Hamad!  Down, down Hamad!

Down, down Hamad!  Down, down Hamad!

Down, down Hamad!  Down, down Hamad!

 

As sure as I am of History, I know of this future... 

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Bahrain Revolution| Watch & judge yourself !

Bahraini ministers and officials deny whats documented by video regarding their brutal suppression of protestors and the killings. النظام البحريني ووزراءه ين...

 

[Deny, or not, the brutal facts remain.....The World sees, the World knows, and soon Khalifas will be at the ICC for their crimes against humanity!]

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اسمعوا يا ال حمد و ال ثاني و ال سعود وال ابليس // BAHRAIN

الاعلاميه الرائعه تقول كلمة الحق امام سلاطين الجور...
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#Bahrain Today البحرين اليوم

#Bahrain Today البحرين اليوم | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A personalized newspaper built from articles, blog posts, videos and photos selected by صحيفة البحرين اليوم.
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Bahrain in Pictures - صور من ثورة البحرين

Bahrain in Pictures - صور من ثورة البحرين | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Bahrain in Pictures
صور من الثورة البحرينية والقمع الوحشي من قبل الحكومة والسعوديين

NEW: Two albums containing over 300 never before published photos from February and March
جديد: اكثر من ٣٠٠ صورة لم تنشر من قبل لأحداث فبراير ومارس
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Over 2,000 photos of the protests in Bahrain that started on 14th February 2011 and the subsequent brutal crackdown by Bahraini and Saudi forces.

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