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'This government should be punished internationally' | 19.04.2012

'This government should be punished internationally' | 19.04.2012 | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
As Bahrain gears up for Sunday's controversial Formula One race, the situation there is becoming increasingly volatile. DW talked to Nabeel Rajab, a prominent Bahraini human rights activist, about the concerns he has.
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Porsche Supercup squad MRS withdraws from Bahrain citing fears about safety

Porsche Supercup squad MRS withdraws from Bahrain citing fears about safety | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Porsche Supercup squad MRS has withdrawn its entry for the season-opener in Bahrain this weekend, citing fears about safety amid ongoing unrest in the region.

 

[Porsche preserves its good name and reputation bywithdrawing from Hammy's HR nightmare...the BahrainF1]

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Human rights 'crisis' in Bahrain

Human rights 'crisis' in Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Human rights are still being violated in Bahrain despite promises of reform, according to the campaign group Amnesty International.

 

As the country prepares to host the Grand Prix, Amnesty warns "no-one should be under any illusions that the country's human rights crisis is over".

"Their reforms have only scratched the surface," said Amnesty's Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui.

More than 40 people died in last year's unrest and 1,600 were arrested.

"The authorities are trying to portray the country as being on the road to reform but we continue to receive reports of torture and use of unnecessary and excessive force against protests," said Ms Sahraoui......

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OpEdNews - Article: Bahrain Follows The Money

OpEdNews - Article: Bahrain Follows The Money | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Bahrain's Royalty is counting on the Formula One Grand Prix to refurbish the country's brutal image. But fun at the races might just backfire to the benefit of the thousands who have been arrested and tortured. ....

Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, said the authorities were cracking down on opposition protestors ahead of the race, staging arrests and attacking demonstrators that he alleged was intended to ensure they were still convalescing by the time the Grad Prix begins, April 20.

He said peaceful and legal protests are planned during the race even as he held out hope that the last minute campaign would convince the race organizers to cancel.

"They have put profits and their interests before human rights. The situation [in Bahrain] has worsened. The number of people who were killed from the beginning of the year till now is more than people killed last year," Rajab told The Media Line. If the race goes as planned, it will earn an image as the "a sport of dictators'," he added.

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Hammy's celebration, F1's disgrace, Bahrain's nightmare........

Hammy's celebration, F1's disgrace, Bahrain's nightmare........ | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

[I don't like even seeing this creature....can we have a World with a little less Hammy in it?!  Is that too much to ask? ]

 

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Hammy rolls out the red carpet for Bahrain F1 !

Hammy rolls out the red carpet for Bahrain F1 ! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Hamad, the butcher, Al-Khalifa:  head of the Al-Khalifa terrorist organization!

 

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No F1 in Bahrain - لا لسباق الفورميلا في البحرين | SAVE ALKHAWAJA OR BAHRAIN WILL BURN !

DON'T DRIVE ON OUR BLOOD

Facts and Number of Bahrain Revolution:

85 death by security forces since February 2011, in which:
37 suffocation from tear gas
20 Shoot dead
17 tortured to death (In or out of police station)
10 by Birdshot
4 Ran Over
2 Stabbed
At least 7 reported deaths by torture in the prison since 14 Feb 2011, 3 of them after the BICI report.
Total number of people arrested since February 2011: est. 4000
Total number of current detainees est. 600
Total number of sentenced detainees 397 with sentence ranging from 6 to life. One of them on death row.
266 been arrested in 2012, which are all still detained.
2 Human Rights defenders still imprisoned:
AbdulHadi Alkhwaja (More than 60 days on hunger strike)
Naji Fateel.
On Average around 15 villages are daily tear gassed as collective punishment.
Bahraini security forces continue to engage in the systematic torture of demonstrators in detention centers (formal and informal)
Latest death under torture was Mohamed Ibrahim Yaqoub, who died hours after his arrest on January 27 2012, He was beaten by 15-20 police officers, as reported by eyewitnesses, in the stomach and chest.
Children have been frequently been the target of security force reprisals
Estimated kidnaps are 250 cases.
As of March 2012 1776 still remain dismissed.
6 students still detained and sentenced by military court to 15 years.

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Hammy and Bernie try to fool the World.....Not happening!

Hammy and Bernie try to fool the World.....Not happening! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Bahrain F1 is a fantastic opportunity for the opposition!  As attention is drawn to Bahrain, they can show the true nature of the Al-Khalifa terrorist regime!

 

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Sunni mobs 'attack Shia villages in Bahrain'

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"I saw hundreds of men carrying knives, sticks and other sharp objects," on the outskirts of several Shia villages, said one man who identified himself only as Hussein.

"They were stopping cars and asking passengers where they lived in order to determine what sect they belonged to," he said by telephone, referring to the Sunni and Shia communities in Bahrain.

Al-Wefaq, the Gulf kingdom's largest Shia opposition group, said the attackers were in civilian clothes and "beat up" the residents of Shia villages.

A statement by the group accused security forces of failing to stop the attacks.

"The security forces did not carry out their duty. They did not disperse the [assailants] or prevent them from attacking citizens," the statement said, adding that the authorities must "deal with these militias". .....

The growing unrest could escalate worries by Formula One teams about whether to participate in the April 22 Bahrain Grand Prix.

The youth group of the "Revolution of February 14" has called for "three days of rage" in Bahrain from April 20 to 22, and also launched a campaign on Twitter to cancel the race.

On Tuesday, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone admitted this week that he was unable to force teams, reluctant to race in Bahrain over security concerns, to participate in the event. ...

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Bahrain F1 is a milestone: First F1 race to be held in a WARZONE!

Bahrain F1 is a milestone:  First F1 race to be held in a WARZONE! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

I see the cars weaving in and out of the clouds of teargas, while the fans suffocate....

I see the Khalifas made to be fools as the World sees the atrocities of their regime....

I see Ecclestone dragging the corpse of F1 racing as he has killed its reputation...

 

I see a victorious opposition garnering World attention to their cause, gaining World recognition of their persistent pursuit of freedom, and winning the respect of freedom seekers everywhere.......

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Hammy and Bernie are criminal partners in the Bahrain Human Rights atrocities

Hammy and Bernie are criminal partners in the Bahrain Human Rights atrocities | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Another great Latuff cartoon....

 

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Pressure mounts on FIA to make final decision on Bahrain Grand Prix - Telegraph

Pressure mounts on FIA to make final decision on Bahrain Grand Prix - Telegraph | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Time is running out for Formula One’s governing body and chief executive Bernie Ecclestone to make a final decision on whether or not to press ahead with the Bahrain Grand Prix on April 22.

 

NO BAHRAIN F1!  THE COST TO F1 IS TOO GREAT, THE COST TO BAHRAIN IS TOO GREAT, THE COST IN HUMAN LIVES IS TOO GREAT!

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Activists call for days of rage as F1 arrives in Bahrain

Activists call for days of rage as F1 arrives in Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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"Formula One here is the sport of the ruling family, the sport of the crown prince, the son of the king, who is considered to be the biggest violator," said Nabeel Rajab, one of the country's leading activists, who was at the demonstration. Not far off riot police carried batons and teargas guns.
Rajab said: "Because of crimes committed last year Bahrain was in international isolation. Now Formula One is used as a PR tool to come out of international isolation. The race is helping the ruling family. Yes, people are angry. Yes, it is a negative message to the people of Bahrain who lost a lot of people, it sends the wrong message to the people."

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Ecclestone the egocentric, greedy, hedonist.....

Ecclestone the egocentric, greedy, hedonist..... | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
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Bahrain: More Police than racers at THIS F1 race!

Bahrain:  More Police than racers at THIS F1 race! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Fat Hammy is going to show the World his atrocious behavior......

 

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Bahrain Grand Prix decision puts F1's elitist soul under scrutiny

Bahrain Grand Prix decision puts F1's elitist soul under scrutiny | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

...But this weekend, as F1 adopts a brace position prior to its departure for the troubled land of Bahrain, profound questions are being asked about the essence of the sport, as well as the quality of those men who decide its destiny. The decision to run next Sunday's race has everything to do with business and nothing to do with the celebration of sport, which should not take place in the uneasy environment that still exists in the Gulf kingdom.   ...

According to Nabeel Rajab, from the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights: "We might see people killed in the coming days because of the F1."

 

[1%ers racing in the blood of the 99%..........]

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Shooting of 15-year-old at funeral fuels the doubts over Bahrain race

Shooting of 15-year-old at funeral fuels the doubts over Bahrain race | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The claim by Formula One’s powerbrokers that the Bahrain Grand Prix can go ahead safely next weekend began to unravel on Saturday amid reports that a 15-year-old mourner at a funeral had been shot and seriously wounded by riot police.
In another development, the top Oxfordshire-based Williams team are claimed to have released one of their catering staff after she refused to attend the race in the troubled Gulf state because of human rights abuses there.
The confrontation between forces acting for the ruling Al Khalifa family and anti-government protesters occurred at the funeral on Friday of Ahmed Ismail Hassan, a 22-year-old journalist.

 

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Bahrain F1: F1 TV broadcasters pull out of Bahrain

Bahrain F1: F1 TV broadcasters pull out of Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Apr.14 (GMM) At least three television broadcasters will not travel to next week's controversial Bahrain grand prix.
Blick newspaper, as well as Bild and London's Times, are reporting that the host broadcasters for Finland, Japan and Germany (Sky Deutschland) will not be sending personnel to the troubled island Kingdom.
The broadcasters usually report directly from the twenty grand prix locations, but have pulled out of Bahrain due to security fears.
"Grands prix attract so much attention internationally that the possibility of problems is too high," said a spokesman for Finland's MTV3.

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View from Bahrain: 'Safe? They use so much tear gas we can hardly breathe'

View from Bahrain: 'Safe? They use so much tear gas we can hardly breathe' | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
"I invite Mr Yates and his family to come and live in my village... where there is violence and tear gas every day," says Ali Mahdi al-Aswad, a former Bahraini MP.

[John Yates is a self-proclaimed 'Idiot!' ]

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John Yates , Bahrain Police chief, is an IDIOT!

John Yates , Bahrain Police chief, is an IDIOT! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

A UK-based Bahraini activist has criticised former Scotland Yard counter-terrorism chief John Yates after he suggested
he felt safer in protest-riven Bahrain than he did in London. .....

London-based Bahraini pro-democracy campaigner Ali Mushaima warned that there could be no guarantees for the Formula 1 teams' safety if the race goes ahead.

Mr Mushaima, 29, has been on hunger strike since April 4 and has spent the last two nights protesting outside the US Embassy in London's Grosvenor Square.

He said: "The people are very angry. I don't think that the area will be safe.

"If the Bahraini people don't feel safe in their country, they cannot give any foreign people guarantees to be safe when Formula 1 comes to Bahrain.

"The Bahraini people are peaceful. However, if Formula 1 comes to Bahrain, I don't know what will happen - but I don't think everything will be peaceful."

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Formula One teams 'reluctant to race in Bahrain'

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Formula One teams are reluctant to race in Bahrain, according to two British newspapers on Monday, amid mounting concerns about human rights abuses and the fate of a protester on hunger strike for the last two months. ...

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Bahrain hangs over F1 as teams head for China

Bahrain hangs over F1 as teams head for China | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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"I feel very uncomfortable about going to Bahrain," one unnamed principal told the Guardian newspaper on Monday.

"If I'm brutally frank, the only way they can pull this race off without incident is to have a complete military lock-down there. And I think that would be unacceptable, both for Formula One and for Bahrain.

"We're all hoping the FIA calls it off," he added.

"From a purely legal point of view, in terms of insurance and government advice, we are clear to go. But what we find worrying is that there are issues happening every day."

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The Bahrain F1 is a rouge to hide the regime's crimes and better the Khalifa PR image.....

The Bahrain F1 is a rouge to hide the regime's crimes and better the Khalifa PR image..... | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The F1 doesn't hide the crimes, the World still knows the Al-Khalifa terrorists commit crimes against humanity on a daily basis!

 

Yasqot Hamad!

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