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Bahrain doctor: If US loses the faith of people like me, it loses the Mideast

Bahrain doctor: If US loses the faith of people like me, it loses the Mideast | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Washington’s tepid response to Bahrain's crackdown on nonviolent protesters has forced me to question what America really stands for. Obama must tell the ruling family to stop attacking protesters and to drop sham charges against medics like me and hundreds of others.

By Nada Dhaif / May 1, 2012

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Medics on Trial in Bahrain | Each and every one is a Violation of Medical Neutrality by the Khalifas

Medics on Trial in Bahrain | Each and every one is a Violation of Medical Neutrality by the Khalifas | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Physicians for Human Rights: As of October 5, 2011, 20 of the Bahraini health professionals who were previously detained and accused of felony have been sentenced to up to 15 years imprisonment. Others are still on trial.
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Scenes from a Bahraini “Courtroom” | Bahrain medics

Scenes from a Bahraini “Courtroom” | Bahrain medics | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
There they sit, squeezed onto two benches in Bahrain’s criminal court: the 20 medics who were tortured into making false confessions.
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مترجم بالعربي: Riots and Revolutions: My Arab Journey - Bahrain

Nada Dhaif helps a woman, BBC reporter,  learn of the truth in Bahrain!  

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Bahrain Regime Postpones Medics Case Again

Bahrain Regime Postpones Medics Case Again | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Washington, DC – Today, the 20 Bahrain medics who were detained, tortured and sentenced to long terms in prison after an unfair military court trial again had their appeal hearing postponed, this time until April 30. Human Rights First notes that this latest delay indicates that the Bahraini government has no intent to give the medics a fair appeal any time soon and is further proof of the ongoing human rights abuses in the kingdom.
“It’s very clear they just want to drag this on to infinity,” Dr. Fatima Haji told Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley after today’s hearing. “They failed to bring their witnesses, failed to get whatever information they needed about duty [rotations] from last year…It was just a copy and paste from the last three or four court hearings.”

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On Bahrain protest anniversary, doctor who was jailed shares his story

On Bahrain protest anniversary, doctor who was jailed shares his story | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
On anniversary of Bahrain’s protests, demonstrators gather again--but doctor who was arrested stays inside.
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In defence of ‘moral exemplar’ on Bahrain

In defence of ‘moral exemplar’ on Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The Bahraini regime paid for their own investigation into events via a Royal Commission of Inquiry. Contrary to Mr Al-Muharraqi’s assertion that this was a UN-style commission, it was anything but. In fact, the royal inquiry had a number of fatal breaches of the standards of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, specifically:
1. The commission was not established by the principle of ‘national choice’;
2. Selection of members of the commission was by the King and not by or from the wider society;
3. There was no formal consultation with NGOs, despite the assertion by the UN High Commissioner that national NGOs have a key role in any truth commission; and
4. The usual role of the UN in establishing and assessing such truth commissions was circumvented.
Nevertheless, the Bassiouni report confirmed what we had reported, and the Bahraini regime was forced to admit to serious breaches of human rights.
However, little has changed in Bahrain. For instance, despite the fact that the report declared weapons charges against Salmaniya medics “unfounded” (para 84) those medics still face those charges in a prolonged and utterly shameful legal battle to void lengthy sentences already handed down by a military court prior to the release of the report itself.
The truth, as they say, is out. The truth is available for all to see on Twitter and Facebook and YouTube. Recent events speak to the truth in Bahrain. For instance, the deportation of Dr Richard Sollum of Physicians for Human Rights and Mr Brian Dooley of Human Rights First from Manama Airport, despite the reassurance of Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid Al Khalifa that NGOs would have “unfettered access” to Bahrain.

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Dr Saeed Al Samahiji | DoctorsInChains.org

Dr Saeed Al Samahiji | DoctorsInChains.org | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Persecution of Dr Saeed Mudhaher Habib Al Samahiji  by the Bahraini regime!

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Monday Offers Bahrain Regime Chance to Free Targeted Medics | Human Rights First

Monday Offers Bahrain Regime Chance to Free Targeted Medics | Human Rights First | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Human Rights First builds respect for human rights and the rule of law to help ensure the dignity to which everyone is entitled and to stem intolerance, tyranny, and violence.
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Bahrain Sham Trials, Attacks on Defenders Persist | Human Rights First

Bahrain Sham Trials, Attacks on Defenders Persist | Human Rights First | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Washington, DC – Today in Bahrain, 20 medics again appeared in court facing baseless charges and their appeal was delayed again until March 19. In September, a military court sentenced the medics to long jail terms based on confessions resulting from torture. They stand accused for treating injured protestors and telling the media about the nature and extent of injuries.
Rick Sollom of the U.S.-based nonprofit organization Physicians for Human Rights traveled to Bahrain to observe the proceeding, but was barred from entering the country.
“The Bahrain Government continues to undermine its stated commitment to human rights reform by holding sham trials, attacking human rights defenders and denying access to international observers,” said Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley. “It’s time they start giving more than lip service to meaningful reform. Otherwise, the rest of the world must take action.”

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Lamees Dhaif presents: Do not let Bahrainis down !

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The fate of the Nation, the Doctors and medics, and the university students are all in need of support by the World community!  Please help in any and all ways that you may be able! 

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British political activity directs word to the people of Bahrain

رجل بريطاني يوجة كلمة في مظاهرة اقيمت امام مبني مستشفى جامعة مانشستر بتاريخ 25-11--2011 تضامنا مع الممرضين...
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Bahrain medics recall being terrorized in jail by Hamad's forces

Bahrain medics recall being terrorized in jail by Hamad's forces | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

"We are witnesses to the crimes of the regime," said (Dr.)Dawani, who, like most of his sentenced colleagues, and other foreign and Sunni medics, appear in abundant video footage treating casualties at the SMC accident and emergency department.
Rula al-Saffar, the head of the Bahraini Nursing Society, who faces 15 years in jail, said the authorities wanted to humiliate the Shiite elite.

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Bahrain: Roula Al-Saffar defends herself against regime lies, and speaks of her torture by the Regime

Among the medics sentenced to 15 years in prison is Roula Al-Saffar, the head of the Bahrain Nursing Society, who spent over four months in custody before he...
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Bahrain Medics: Why are they on trial? Why are they accused?!

فلم وثائقي يسلط الضوء على إستهداف الكادر الطبي البحريني على أداء واجبه الإنساني في علاج الجرحى في إحتجاجات البحرين 2011م ،...

Documentary sheds light on the targeting of Bahraini medical staff to perform their humanitarian duty to treat the wounded in protests in Bahrain 2011  This is a violation of the International Human Rights priciple of 'Medical Neutrality' and this crime against the doctors and humanity is being perpetrated by the Al-Khalifa regime in Bahrain.

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Bahrain to Retry 20 Medics in Uprising Case

Bahrain to Retry 20 Medics in Uprising Case | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

..... Lawyer Jalila al-Sayed said a judge revoked last week's decision to proceed with only five cases and refer the other 15 doctors and nurses to a medical disciplinary board. All were convicted of anti-state crimes during last year's unrest.

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Bahrain: Doctors dying in chains......crimes against humanity !

Bahrain: Doctors dying in chains......crimes against humanity ! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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Administrative of al-Muharraq Maternity Hospital suffering from the deterioration of his health and the authority refused to release him

«Ministry of Health» didn't receive his salaries since his arrest in March 2011

alwasat news - fatima abdullah

Wife of administrative of al-Muharraq Maternity Hospital "Younis Ashouri" complained from deterioration of her husband in prison by virtue of his kidney stones, as well as an enlarged prostate, in addition chronic migraines.

The wife spoke to «alwasat news» of how he got arrested, saying: « before his arrest he had been receiving calls from the officials that there is an ambulance sent from SMC holding a request for an emergency oxygen cylinder for the cases of suffocation,At the time Ashouri contacted his director to tell her to give him an approval especially that the ambulance was coming from SMC, then to make sure that the ambulance was coming from the SMC already then he gave them the gas cylinders that can only be used in hospitals and health centers, Therefore, the charges against him were not credible, especially in relation to the seizure of oxygen cylinder , especially after he said in a recent trial that he was tortured and forced to confess ».

She said that on March 20 / 2011 on his way to work were surprised to arrest him at the gate of the hospital by masked and armed security forces , to be transferred to an unknown destination, and he didn't contact his family after more than two weeks, despite the attempt of his son to go to the hospital and asking about his dad , but he was informed that they don't know whereabouts.

She stressed that her husband 60 years old is a man who served the Ministry of Health, as he described as a man of achievements, made many achievements in the ministry, indicating that the latter attested when he was working in the SMC then he transferred as an administrator to al-Muharraq hospital promoted by officials to take advantage of his achievements.

The wife drew that her husband suffers from many stones in the kidney, as it requires a process to remove them, especially with the large number of these stones and he needed to see a consultant physician, not a general practitioner, he also suffers from an enlarged prostate, as well as chronic migraines

The wife made it clear that Ashouri needs an operation, but he refuses to conduct while he is in prison, especially after the surgery he needed to recuperate and appropriate atmosphere with constant medical care because of fear of any complications it may get after the procedure. According to his wife that the migraine began to increase, especially in light and it gets worst with high pressure experienced at the camp he is now in a cell with the accused of thefts, He is taken to the clinic with drug defendants, noting that in the first months in detention he had been suffering from migraine headaches and pain as not giving him his medication as I mentioned.

She explained that her husband is suffering from a drop in pressure in the atmosphere that he live inside the prison, surprising how treated him in this way and refused to release him under the old age and under many of the diseases.

The wife confirmed that during the recent period his condition is getting worsened even more, indicating that i had received a call from him at the beginning of February this message informing her that he gave a request to the officer to send him to the clinic because his health was getting worst during eight o'clock in the morning,

But its not being sent until the time of receipt his call at four o'clock in the afternoon.

For his part, speaking former detainee and the ruled in the case of criminal doctors and consultant pediatric surgery on the status Mahmoud asghar was with him at a time, indicating that Ashouri was complaining of severe pain, as well as he had frequented the clinic significantly

Dr. Mahmoud asghar pointed out that Ashouri needs a surgery on the prostate and the fear of the affect on the kidneys may even get worse for him. He spoke about the character of Ashouri disciplined and committed to the laws, even within the prison.

With regard to the Ministry of Health since his arrest, said his wife «since his arrest in March the ministry stopped his Salary not be disbursed salary to him as required by the Civil Service Law, to stop salary for nearly a year, and there is no one supporting our family financially, and I have a son in the university and we now rely on the benefactor to pay tuition fees ».She added that she addressed the President of the Civil Service Bureau by sending a letter, as well as sending a letter to the Minister of Human Rights and Social Development Fatima Al-Baluchi when the list of Acting Minister of Health, but it has not received any response.

It is indicated that the Civil Service Law Article 7 of the Civil Service Law No. (48) for the year 2010 states (each employee locked up is suspended from his period of incarceration and stop the disbursement of half his salary, and after imprisonment paid to him what had stopped if kept the investigation or acquitted),At the time point where Article 8 of the Code (each employee confined pursuant to a court ruling is suspended from his work and deprived of his salary and may pay his salary to his family headed for a longer period of imprisonment of three months, to deduct from the dues pension at retirement, and may be returned to the his work after the expirey of the period without prejudice to disciplinary responsibility where appropriate)

Ashouri's son expressed his concern on the non-release of his father, as they always informed them he would be released soon, but surprisingly he is not.

He was surprised that his father was not included with the medical staff and was not released with them, especially as he is one of the staff in the Ministry of Health.

It is indicated that the Supreme Court of Appeal decided to defer the issue until March 25 to include the BICI report and refuse to release him , after the military court sentenced him three years.

It is noteworthy that there are still cadres of health in detention, including Hassan Matouk ,Younes Ashouri and Ahmed Ali

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Bahrain's medics 'driven underground'

Bahrain's medics 'driven underground' | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A Bahraini medic tells the BBC that injured protesters too afraid to go to hospital are being secretly treated in their villages by doctors who are being forced underground, the BBC's Bill Law reports.
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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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'Free medical care' from the the Bahraini regime = NO medical care from the Bahriani regime

http://is.gd/IDz0pL  Download the .MP3 file and listen to Nabeel Rejab's discussion of Medical conditions in Bahrain!  Most injured protesters, including himself, cannot go to hospitals!

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Bahrain: Al-Khalifa regime violates the HR principle of Medical Neutrality!

Bahrain:  Al-Khalifa regime violates the HR principle of Medical Neutrality! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Physicians for Human Rights: War and civil unrest turn soldiers—and, often, civilians—into deliberate targets.

 

[Al-Khalifas are terrorists ! ]

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Defending medics in Bahrain - The Irish Times - Wed, Jan 11, 2012

Defending medics in Bahrain - The Irish Times - Wed, Jan 11, 2012 | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The international medical and diplomatic communities continue to demand the dropping of charges against all those abducted and tortured in Bahrain. The regime continues to suppress human rights activities and propagate misinformation and agitprop. In doing so it further convinces the world of its duplicity and malfeasance. – Yours, etc,

Prof DAMIAN MC CORMACK,

FRCS Orth,

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US rights HR activist, Richard Sollom, denied entry into Bahrain

US rights HR activist, Richard Sollom,  denied entry into Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An American human rights activist says he has been denied entry into Bahrain.
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The Bahraini Government should stop targeting and harassing human rights defender Dr. Nada Dhaif and her family

The Bahraini Government should stop targeting and harassing human rights defender Dr. Nada Dhaif and her family | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

31 December, 2011 --- The Gulf Centre for Human Rights would like to express in the strongest possible terms its profound concern following the interrogation, at the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID), of Human Rights Defender Dr. Nada Dhaif, spokesperson of the Doctors and Medics Group in Bahrain, who have been prosecuted for carrying out their duties toward wounded protesters during peaceful demonstrations.

On the 25th of December 2011, Dr. Nada Dhaif received a telephone call from the CID requesting her to appear before the Economic Crimes Section the following day. On the 26th of December 2011, Dr. Nada Dhaif attended an aggressive interrogation that lasted four hours during which she was verbally intimidated and ordered to keep a low profile. In addition, she was informed during the interrogation that the Public Prosecutor Office has filed this complaint against her. Another member of her family had earlier been called for interrogation.

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Part 6: Bahrain’s ugly truth emerges | Regime lies and sectarian hostilities

Part 6: Bahrain’s ugly truth emerges |  Regime lies and sectarian hostilities | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Great info about the clearing of the Lulu roundabout and of events at Salmaniya Hospital against the medics!

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