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PressTV-Bahrain women face discrimination

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Bahrain’s female activists say women in the country face discrimination, marginalization and exclusion under the rule of Al Khalifa regime.

The Women Affairs Unit in Bahrain’s main opposition bloc, al-Wefaq, called on human rights organizations and campaigners to shed light on the ongoing human rights violations in Bahrain.

“As the world celebrates International Women Day on 8th March, Bahraini women continue to suffer from marginalization, exclusion and discrimination for raising demands for legitimate rights to democracy and justice in Bahrain,” the women activists said in a statement.
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Bahrain: Regime forces shamelessly abuse woman in home raid

Bahrain: Regime forces shamelessly abuse woman in home raid | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A Bahraini woman was attacked by regime forces who raided her house in Aali village, on Wednesday early morning hours. The attack is a moral downfall for these forces who have no deterrent to perpetrate atrocities and violations against citizens in daily practices.

The forces had surrounded the woman in her home, while one person stood over her holding her as he pepper-sprayed her face. The woman was trying to protect her son who was severely beaten in front of her by masked civilian forces who raided the house without presenting any legal warrant. The masked forces broke open the door not giving the women in the house a chance to cover themselves. This kind of behavior is considered seriously provocative in the Bahraini society that does not accept degrading treatment of women under any justification. .....

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Bahrain: On International Women's Day (8th March) / Videos

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Bahrain: On International Women Day...

Numbers and documentations made by human rights organizations in Bahrain show  that more 230 Bahraini females were arbitrarily arrested,  including children. 72 of which were arrested from their work places, 65 women were summoned and 58 female medics  were arrested. Records also show that some female prisoners are still behind bars, a number of were abducted from their houses after midnight.

 

More than 14 women are reported to have been martyred due to the official violence and excessive use of force against peaceful protesters. Bahya Al-Aradi is one martyr who was killed  by direct targeting with live ammunition, while other female martyrs died of asphyxia caused by toxic gas fired excessively at houses. Amina Sayed Mahdi, 36, was the last victim of toxic gas suffocation who died in her home town Abu Saibe'a.

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Murderous Al-Khalifas kill another baby.......#CrimesAgainstHumanity

Murderous Al-Khalifas kill another baby.......#CrimesAgainstHumanity | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Baby Girl, Batool, was  born dead from exposure to toxic gases via her mother  in Bahrain......   Mother was not protesting or threatening the regime, baby wasn't protesting or threatening the regime........Al-Khalifa terrorists still commit murder and justify it under the guise of 'national security!'   

How can any Muslim justify this type of behavior towards others?

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Women’s rights defender Ghada Jamsheer released and immediately re-arrested

Women’s rights defender Ghada Jamsheer released and immediately re-arrested | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) express serious concern over the re-arrest of women’s rights defender Ghada Jamsheer in Bahrain, hours after she was released from 10 weeks imprisonment. She was returned to jail just days before International Women Human Rights Defenders Day on 29 November.
On 27 November 2014, Jamsheer was released after two and a half months in jail, only to be re-arrested on charges of “assaulting a police officer” within hours of her return home to her daughter and mother, who have been suffering greatly from her absence. The police officer claims that the alleged assault by Jamsheer was during her stay in prison within the month of September. Jamsheer was not informed of such a case and no investigations were done based on such a charge before.
The BCHR and the GCHR express its concern about the judicial harassment against Jamsheer and believes that this kind of harassment is merely aimed at deterring human rights defenders from their human rights activities. It is similar to the experience of Maryam Al-Khawaja, who was charged in September with allegedly assaulting a police woman after she was arrested at Bahrain’s airport, even though she herself suffered a torn shoulder muscle and did not resist. (See: http://gc4hr.org/news/view/767)
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Bahrain police break up women’s protest with stun grenades — RT News

Bahrain police break up women’s protest with stun grenades — RT News | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Bahrain’s security forces used stun grenades and teargas to disperse anti-government demonstrators in the west coast town of Malkiya after a women’s protest was banned by authorities.

Protesters came out to show support political prisoners who remain in jail and to demonstrate against the upcoming Formula One race in April.

For the same reasons protesters in Bahrain’s capital, Manama, clashed with police who used teargas and sound bombs to disperse their demonstration against the regime on Friday. ...

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Bahrain: Elderly Men Arrested for “Protecting Women” from Police · Global Voices

Bahrain: Elderly Men Arrested for “Protecting Women” from Police  · Global Voices | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The elderly are not immune to arrest for taking part in "unlicensed" protests in Bahrain, where demonstrations should be sanctioned by the state.
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