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Bahrain & KSA: 3 Women are being deprived of the completion of their medical degrees....

Three Bahraini Female students are losing their dreams to graduate as Doctors from Dammam University in Saudia Arabia (KSA) after the official bodies in KSA banned them from entering Saudia Arabia due to the Political Crisis of Feb 14, 2011 that occured in Bahrain during the Arab Spring Revolutions period, and the story is as follows:

 

Personal Information of Zainab:
Name: Zainab Mohammed Maklooq
Age:(24years)
Nationality: Bahraini
Occupation: Medical Student
University: AL Dammam University (King Fiasal University previously)
Year of studying: 6th year medical student, last semester (two modules to graduate)

 

Personal Information of Aala’a:
Name: Aalaa Sayed Shubber Mohsin Majed (24years)
Nationality: Bahraini
Date of birth: 16th May 1987 (24)
Occupation: Medical Student
University: AL Dammam University (King Fiasal University previously)
Year of studying: 6th Year medical student, Last semester (two modules to graduate)

 

Personal Information of Zahra’a:
Name: Zahra Salman Mohamed Zabar (23years)
Date of birth: 12th January 1989
Occupation: Medical Student
University: Al Dammam University (King Faisal University previously)
Year of Studying: 5th Year medical Student.

 

Case Summary: During the period between the 14th of February 2011 till the16th of March 2011, where the Bahraini revolution took place before authorities cracked down all the protests, we were not allowed to get in or back from Saudi Arabia as smooth as it was. That’s why we had to stay over the weekend at the students housing although we used to get back to Bahrain to meet with our families. Ala’a and Zainab were in Bahrain during the weekend before the crack down took place on the 16th of March and could not get back to university until the 19th of March. However Zahra’a stayed there for more than two weeks because she had exams and was afraid if she get back to Bahrain she will not be able to get back to Saudi as all Shia were banned to get in. On the 21st of March 2011 10:00 PM the director of Al Dmmam University housing requested us to take our personal belongings as an order came from the Higher national security counsel requesting to depart us from Saudi Arabia immediately. We asked for more clarification at that time, but we were told that our families are waiting for us at King Fahd causeway without even mentioning the reasons for that action. Out of the students housing building which our flat is in, the Head of university’s office manager was waiting for us as he drove us in his private car to king Fahd causeway and he handed us to the Bahraini security Force.

Around 50 masked police officers were waiting for us. Until that time we were able to contact our families in Bahrain, but our contact them got stopped since we were submitted to Bahrain security Force as they’ve taken our mobile and they switched them off. They put us in a mini-bus and closed the windows and one of the policemen was shouting on us, belittling us and frightening us. We felt suffocated.

We were concerned because our parents do not know anything about us. Please note that Zainab was in her 13th week of pregnancy as she was most of the time in Bahrain.

The lawyer demanded three times the public persecution to release her because of her maternity condition, however, each time the request was rejected. After that, we have been taken to the police station at king Fahd causeway for further investigation.

At 4 a.m. from the 22nd of March Bahraini authorities took us to another temporary police station to stay the rest of the night there. Our families have had appointed Mr. Abdullah Al Shamlawi as our lawyer.

At 11 a.m. we had been taken again to King Fahd causeway police station where they started the investigations all again with the investigator started screaming and shouting that we have lost all the years of study and we will get a sentence of life imprisonment.

Also he said that we don’t deserve to get scholarships despite that we got the scholarship after we graduated with high GPA (98%) from secondary school.

On the same day, we have been presented to the Public Prosecution and the lawyer attended as well.

General Persecutions directed an accusation to us listed below:
1. Cursing the government symbols and leaders.
2. Incitement the hate toward the regime and demanding the overthrow the regime.
3. Organizing protests at the university and at the university housing in Saudi Arabia.
4. Contacting foreign channel and providing misleading information’s regarding the situation in Bahrain.

The lawyer asked the Public prosecutor to close the file, as there were no evidence against us neither by the Bahraini government or any known evidences provided by the Saudi authorities that would charge us. Despite that, the Public Prosecutor had decided to imprison us up for 7 days while holding our case pending for further investigation in a police station called “Isa town police station for women rehabilitation”. We were among the investigator decision we were supposed to stay in the custody for 7 days only.

However, the custody duration expanded to 23 days until the 13th of April. Suddenly, the authorities have decided to release us where we were handed back to our families from the same police station we detained from. At that time, they let us sign on pledge that we will not participate in any activity against the government and the royal family, we will not contact any media and they have the right to call us anytime if they hand new evidence and by that the case had been closed. On the 2nd of June Ala’a and Zahra received a call asking us to attend the military court.

Zainab was not asked to go due to her maternity. We asked for clarification but what we have been told that we need to sign papers regarding our case.

On the 6th of June we went to the military court and shocked that we were presented in front the military court judge were he accused us with the charge of participating in a protest in the Pearl Roundabout to commit crimes and breach of public security. None of the previous accusation was directed to us.

We had appointed another lawyer called Mr. Mohsin Al Aalwi and to attend court on our behalf. He attended 3 court sessions, when finally on the 21st of June we got the acquittal.

Later, when we decided to get back to the university, we where told from the Saudi authorities on the King Fahd Causeway that we were banned from getting in and we are not welcomed in the country anymore. We contacted the University to get a clarification regarding our studying status but they cleared that they have no authority to help us getting back and it was all directed to them from higher authorities.

From that day until today we had communicated with all possible responsible parties both in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia that might help in our case. We met with the Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd, the prince of the Eastern Region whom supposes to have a direct input in our case. Although, he showed some of understand to our situation, there were no actions taken.

Moreover, we reported the case to BICI (Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry), which one of their recommendations was to return all dismissed students back to their studying seats. The National Committee who’s assigned by the King to apply the recommendations duty was finished on the 20th of March 2012 without even reporting back regarding our case. Keeping in mind that we met with the president of that committee since they started.

Also, we communicated with all human rights defendant parties and committees inside and outside Bahrain.

Last but not least, we met with many committees and missions sent by many countries as UK, US and Ireland who visited Bahrain. Our Current situation, is unknown if we will be able to get back to Saudi where we need to complete the remaining semester (2 months. Otherwise, we need to apply to private universities where most of them we contacted requested us to repeat 3 to 4 years and on our own funding despite we used to have it as a scholarship.

We hope that your foundation could consider our case and help us completing our study.

 

With Regards,
Aalaa Al-Sayed
Zainab Mohammed
Zahara Salman

 

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Brave Women protesters in Bahrain!

Brave Women protesters in Bahrain! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Fighting for freedoms, Human Rights, and dignity is an equal opportunity pursuit in life....definitely not gender specific.....

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23/3/2012 Mercenaries try to attack 3 women in Bahrain.......

[ Smartmoney is on the Gals.......SF's haven't got anything........Vegas has the Gals at 2:1 odds over any grouping of SF's ......best 2 out of three .....]

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American and British activists join all-female protest in Bahrain

American and British activists join all-female protest in Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Bahraini anti-government protesters, accompanied by two Western activists, sit in a street and gesture toward riot police blocking their way in Qadam, Bahrain, on Friday. The Westerners in front - U.S. activist Medea Benjamin, center right, and Briton Elaine Martha, center left - were arrested along with at least one Bahraini woman during the march, one of several efforts Friday to walk toward the main site of last spring's pro-democracy protests, now a revamped but sealed-off traffic junction in the capital.

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Detained because of the sit-in @ City Center ", they were arrested and reigned on 23/09/2011 for 6 months":

Detained because of the sit-in @ City Center ", they were arrested and reigned on 23/09/2011 for 6 months": | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

13 women still captive in prisons as follows:

1 - fadheela mobarak - sentenced her to one year and a half, her charge is listen to revolutionary poem in her car, "detained since 27/3/2011 and still in jail"

Detained because of the sit in City Center ", they were arrested and reigned on 23/09/2011 for 6 months":

1- Munira Ali Dhaim
2- Huda Ali Dhaim
3- Zainab Ali Dhaim
4- Ibtisam Abdul Aziz Dehim
5- aqeela Mohammed Almqabi
6- Fatima Abdul Jalil Al Jishi
7- Zainab Salman Abdullah
8- Khadija Abdul Nasser
9- Laila Abdullah Kadhim
10- Fatima Abdul Jalil Nainon

In addition two more detained for a week each:

1- halimah, dental assestent arrested on 26.01.2012

2- Aqilh Radhi Hamad, responsible of nursing in SMC(Salmaniya Medical Complex) arrested from there on 01.29.20

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Bahrain regime attacks prisoners of conscience with biological weapons!

Bahrain regime attacks prisoners of conscience with biological weapons! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Women's prison Administration-Isa Town Police Station- has refused to give vaccinations against the disease "hepatitis" to prisoners of conscience.
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Bahrain Shia cleric warns troops not to attack women - Bahrain Freedom Movement

Bahrain Shia cleric warns troops not to attack women - Bahrain Freedom Movement | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

In a sermon delivered at Friday prayers Sheikh Isa Qassim said: "Whoever you see abusing a woman, crush him." ....

In a passionate and angry sermon, a video of which has been seen by the BBC, Sheikh Qassim said on Friday: "Let us die for our honour."

"How do they who do this to people expect the people to remain silent and not defend their rights and honour?" he asked.

 

[I am concerned......violence against the regime justifies any violence to suppress it in the name of 'law and order.'  Is the attack on women a goad.....if so, this is the response the regime desired to provoke!]

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France 24: Bahraini woman, the protests' shield

France 24: Bahraini woman, the protests' shield | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A report from France24 channel about the role of Bahraini women in the revolution.
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Person of the Year: Women activists of the Arab world

Person of the Year: Women activists of the Arab world | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

From Bahrain to Tunisia, at demonstrations, in interviews and in their own writing, they repeat, “We will not be quiet.” In their refusal to view the rights of women as a cause separate from civil rights, human rights and pro-democracy activism, female Arab protestors have taken feminism to a new level.

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تسألني لماذا لا تبقى في المنزل.. هذا جوابي | Do you want to know why I don't stay home?

بناتنا، أخواتنا، أمهاتنا عرضة للاعتداء على أيدي المرتزقة والمجنسين وقوات الاحتلال السعودي لأرضنا العزيزة 

Vulnerable to abuse at the hands of mercenaries and naturalized Saudi forces and the occupation of our land!
Do you want to know why I don't stay home? here is the answer:
Our daughters, sisters, and mothers
are all victims of Al Khalifa & Al Saud army
on a daily basis who are attacking them ..
Would you tolerate it?
If yes, you must be abnormal. If not, I am not doing a terrorist act. I'm just asking for my rights, just like any human being

[Women's protests seem to be more of the Civil Disobedience archtype....more peaceful!  ]

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A Comprehensive Policy Agenda to End Violence against Women | UN Women

A Comprehensive Policy Agenda to End Violence against Women | UN Women | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet statement on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. November 23 2011.

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Bahrain girl teen protester re-arrested in spite of health conditions | Women News Network

Bahrain girl teen protester re-arrested in spite of health conditions | Women News Network | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Seventeen-year-old Ashwaq Al Magabi suffers from a severe form of sickle cell anemia. The fatal disease can cause chronic pain, weakness and deteriorating damage to the bones, kidneys, lungs, eyes, heart, and liver. Ashwaq was sentenced in Bahrain’s penal court 26 days following her first arrest on October 19,2011. Her current sentence includes six months imprisonment.

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Beats, Curses, Threats...Testimonies of Bahrain’s Women (Video)

Al-Manar TV Lebanon...
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Al-Khalifa terrorists suffocate women on the streets......

Al-Khalifa terrorists suffocate women on the streets...... | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

This gal in an Abaya is just standing by the road or is on foot to her destination.....

 

The Regime in Bahrain is threatened by this and must attempt to gas her into suffocation........UNBELIEVABLE HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE!

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اBahrain Mar.26/2012 : SF's attack women and a child with a sound bomb!

فيديو يبين قيام عصابات المرتزقة باطلاق القنابل الصوتية على ٤ نساء و طفل في انتهاك صارخ للاعراف والقيم والقانون - كوستا كوفي البحرين 

This video shows the bahrain police throwing sound bombs Grenades on 4 women and a child with a clear violation of the norms and values and the law - Costa Coffee, Bahrain

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3/21/2012 Mercenaries in Bahrain celebrate Mother's Day by trrying to runover Women!

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2 Foreign activists arrested in Bahrain| Elaine Murthagh & Medea Benjamin

2 Foreign activists arrested in Bahrain| Elaine Murthagh & Medea Benjamin | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

"Despite the government's efforts to keep us out, I am happy to have had a chance to be with the people of Bahrain and witness their courage and determination to win their rights," says Benjamin. "I leave this country disgusted by the government's cruelty and inspired by the people's resistance—'samood,' as they say. I am certain they will be triumphant."

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Bahrain Mercenary police attack women 1/28/2012 ضرب واهانة النساء في البحرين

WATCH THIS!  A SF kicks and slaps a woman who is just trying to plea for the freedom of  a young protester!

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The arrest of two youth & beating women. Alekr, Bahrain Jan21,2012

SF's are totally out of controll!  This is unbridled regime abuse! .... Against WOMEN!

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Riot police shooting on women in Manama rally. Jan20,2012 | Bahrain

Riot police shooting on women in Manama rally.
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Excessive use of tear gas endangers women protesters Bahrain | Women News Network

Excessive use of tear gas endangers women protesters Bahrain | Women News Network | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Linking the levels of stress with civil unrest and the excessive use of tear gas causing adverse affects on women, the BCHR – Bahrain Center for Human Rights, based in Manama, has received numerous reports of miscarriages and incomplete pregnancies in regions that have been impacted by violence. Some reports have directly linked miscarriage to the exposure of pregnant women to tear gas used by Bahrain’s police security forces. Twenty-one cases of miscarriage, or spontaneous abortion causing incomplete pregnancies, have been reported to the BCHR over an eight month period from March to November 2011.

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New Statesman - Women of the Middle East

New Statesman - Women of the Middle East | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

In Bahrain, says Al Khawaja, half of the protesters are women - they read poetry, gave speeches and shared their idea's of the country's future. Other movements have been lead by women, such as the Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman, who received the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts a week ago. Of course there are differences between and within regions, but as Al Khawaja agues out, Islam and women's rights are not mutually exclusive and although Bahrain is a very religious country, women have professionally proven themselves in different sector of society.

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'People have come to the realisation that you need to separate religion from government because you will never find an entire population that agrees on what Islam means, or what Sharia means,' explains Al Khawaja.

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Bahrain Women Take Pride in Vital Protest Role

Bahrain Women Take Pride in Vital Protest Role | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Both Sunni and Shiite, many women in Bahrain seem ready to criticize what they see as shortcomings of the government and the opposition......

 

“We as Bahraini women have to do something, for the sake of our children,” she said, her eyes welling with tears.

She is among more than 200 women who have created a “national society” — political parties are called societies — uniting women of all religious and social backgrounds.

“We women want to build a network to overcome the mess, which our men have created,” said Reem Alfaez, 39, who works in the Health Ministry and serves as the vice president of the Bahrain medical society. “We and our children are the ones caught in the middle of all this. We need real reforms in Bahrain, also of the government.”

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فيلم وثائقي عن احدى ضحايا على يد قوات الأمن البحرينية

" فيلم القناص " فيلم وثائقي يحكي عن احدى النساء من الضحايا على يد قوات الأمن البحرينية التي اصيبت في عينها ، عن الأرهاب التي يتعرض له البحرينيون من هذه القوا...

 

a documentary film tells of the women, one of the victims at the hands of Bahraini security forces, which was hit in the eye.  The  terrorism of Bahraini Security forces. Sitra - Bahrain

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Bahraini women standing against the mercenary

Bahraini women standing against the mercenary | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The Bahraini women have right on their side, of course......

 

But beyond that, given their tenacity, and fearlessness, smartmoney is on the Women over the weak SF's everytime!

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