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Why are you silent when it comes to Bahrain ? البحرين

Why are you silent when it comes to Bahrain, the oil is what brings you to remain silent? or because you like blood? please answer this question!

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Massacres during the visit of the UN human rights in Bahrain

المجازر التي حدثت اثناء زياره وفد الامم المتحده لحقوق الانسان في البحرين...

 

America, Britain, UN:  Can't you see Hamad Al-Khalifa is NOT serious about reforms, Human Rights or the dignity of his people?!

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EU May Probe Bahrain Spy Gear Abuses

European Union legislators asked the EU to investigate whether companies have aided human rights violations by selling surveillance gear to repressive governments.

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The European Commission will revisit the EU’s corporate responsibility strategy this fall, said Cristina Arigho, a spokeswoman for the commission. She said the EU is also considering how to support the implementation of United Nations principles on business and human rights, passed in June, which say corporations have a duty to respect human rights.

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Human rights concerns make the teaching of ethics impossible — Irish Medical Times

Human rights concerns make the teaching of ethics impossible — Irish Medical Times | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
For the College to maintain its links with the regime and to ostensibly play down the Bahraini state’s continuing and serious mistreatment of doctors during the ongoing popular dissent is most regrettable. The College’s public statements on the matter were, in my view, too little, too late, self-serving and inadequate.
I think therefore that it would be impossible for me to teach — of all things — ethics and law in the College at the present time and I must therefore decline the offer to contribute to next year’s MSc.

Dr Simon Mills, Barrister at Law, Law Library, Four Courts, Dublin 7.
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France gives 259-mln-USD Libyan assets to rebels

France gives 259-mln-USD Libyan assets to rebels | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The talks was "about the funds that belong to Libyan people" and which "will serve the purchase of medicines and food," Al-Nasr was quoted by French news agency AFP.
"The CNT can now benefit from these funds for humanitarian purchases, in accordance with European regulations," the statement released after their talks added.
France previously called Al-Nasr the ambassador of Libya and in the statement allowed him to move into the residence of Libyan embassy in Paris.
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The Knights Templar Europe: Far-right fact or fiction? .... Islamaphobia?!

LONDON (Reuters) - At a secret location in London in April 2002, nine far-right extremists gathered together to form The Knights Templar Europe, a small pan-European group which pledged to seize political...
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Germany to Give 100 Million-Euro Loan to Libya Council, FAZ Says

Germany plans to provide a loan of as much as 100 million euros ($143 million) to Libya’s Transitional National Council, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung reported, without saying where it obtained the information.
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Merkel’s arming Saudi Arabia:Last nail in political coffin | Scoop News

Merkel’s arming Saudi Arabia:Last nail in political coffin | Scoop News | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The old Soviet Union armed the East German brutal dictatorship under the pretext of countering and standing up to the West German capitalist and their imperialist masters in the USA. Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, who is originally from East Germany and supposedly a victim of the Soviet’s oppression, is using an identical pretext to arm the most ruthless dictatorship in the Middle East. According to Merkel’s government, which is hell bent on selling 200 Leopards tanks to the Saudi regime, these tanks would bolster Saudi Arabia’s ability to stabilise the region by confronting and holding at bay the growing Iranian influence. This argument is absolutely baseless, given the extremely poor track record of the Saudi army, despite being equipped with the most advanced USA weaponry and the intensive USA training.
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AIUK : UK: Foreign Affairs Committee echoes Amnesty International's calls on the UK government to put human rights at the heart of its Middle East and North Africa policy

AIUK : UK: Foreign Affairs Committee echoes Amnesty International's calls on the UK government to put human rights at the heart of its Middle East and North Africa policy | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Today (20 July), the Foreign Affairs Committee released its report on the 2010 Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) Human Rights and Democracy Report.
Amnesty International welcomes the Committee’s recommendations for the government to place human rights at the heart of its future work in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The Committee’s recommendations echo Amnesty International’s calls on the government to take a more robust and significantly more consistent position on human rights violations throughout MENA. The Committee echoed Amnesty International’s concern about inconsistencies in the withdrawals of arms export licences and shared the organisation’s concern regarding the continuation of arms transfers to Saudi Arabia despite evidence that it was sending UK-supplied armoured vehicles into Bahrain.Amnesty International urges the government not to overlook human rights abuses and repression in favour of arms sales, trade more generally, or national security cooperation. Women's human rights must not be ignored.
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EU Parliament calls for Bahraini medics release — Irish Medical Times

EU Parliament calls for Bahraini medics release — Irish Medical Times | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The European Parliament has issued a call for innocent prisoners in Bahrain to be released and for parties to engage in productive dialogue, with a view to conflict resolution.
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Bahrain: Press Release - New hope for Irish-trained medics imprisoned in Bahrain as Irish delegation concludes visit | Front Line

Bahrain: Press Release - New hope for Irish-trained medics imprisoned in Bahrain as Irish delegation concludes visit | Front Line | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Bahrain: Press Release - New hope for Irish-trained medics imprisoned in Bahrain as Irish delegation concludes visit | Front Line...
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Irish delegation secures Bahrain pledge - RTÉ News

Irish delegation secures Bahrain pledge - RTÉ News | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Bahrain's Health Minister is to ask King Hamad to release on bail 14 medics who were imprisoned following protests in March.
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US bigger peace threat than Iran: Poll

US bigger peace threat than Iran: Poll | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A new survey reveals that Germans consider the US a bigger threat to international peace than Iran.
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UK backs Bahraini Dictator's crimes

UK backs Bahraini Dictator's crimes | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Interview with Saeed Shahabi, Bahrain Freedom Movement, London and Nabeel Rajab!

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Bahrain opposition leader, Ali Salman, to meet British minister

Bahrain opposition leader, Ali Salman, to meet British minister | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

LONDON — Bahrain's Shiite opposition leader said Friday he is to meet the British minister for the Middle East in London, a week after the Gulf state's King Hamad visited Britain.
"I will meet Mr. Alistair Burt on Monday," Ali Salman, leader of Bahrain's Al-Wefaq group, told AFP. The Foreign Office could not confirm the meeting.
Burt paid a two-day visit to Bahrain this week, where he met members of the government as well as representatives of business, media and civil society.
Salman said he had already met with a group of lawmakers in parliament during his trip to Britain.

 

[Britain should recognize the new interim Government with Ali Salman as President!...

Elections to be held forthwith ...]

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'Arab Spring' Inspires Protests in Europe & America

'Arab Spring' Inspires Protests in Europe & America | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

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"People assumed that somehow the Middle East was different and that was based on assumptions that somehow Islam is different, 'It's not like us.' And that was an assumption that underpinned the war on terror, too. And I think what's so wonderful about the Arab Spring is that it's disproving that assumption. It's showing that Arabs are just a democratic as everyone else," noted Kaldor.

Just as the Arab Spring was building momentum, protests also erupted in parts of Europe.

In Athens, thousands of people demonstrated against the Greek government's package of spending cuts and privatizations - taking over Syntagma Square outside parliament.

"It's all about, I think, a failure of representation, a feeling that the political class is one class, 'We can't influence them, it's outrageous that they're suddenly saying that we have to pay for what the banks did.' And I think that there's a similar feeling of outrage in the Arab world," added Kaldor. "So I think there are very many similarities between what's happening in Europe and what's happening in the Arab world."

In London, British protesters railed against their government's austerity measures.

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Bahrain Urged to Walk the Road to Reformon

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Bahrain Urged to Walk the Road to Reform...


The report calls upon the United States and other Western governments to suspend security assistance, including commercial sales of military and police equipment to Bahrain. Such assistance and sales should be suspended until the Bahrain government "ends its human rights violations and takes genuine steps toward meaningful political dialogue," says the International Crisis Group.
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Defending the right to practise — Irish Medical Times

Defending the right to practise — Irish Medical Times | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
“The IMO upholds the right of medical personnel to ‘non-combatant’ status in any conflict zone and insists that prompt due process be available to any personnel detained in the course of their work in all such zones,” a spokesperson said.
While the RCSI last week said it was not commenting on the issue, the College has previously said punishing doctors or nurses for treating patients, irrespective of their background, was completely unacceptable. The RCPI, which went on a fact-finding mission in Bahrain to gather “first-hand, albeit limited” information, said it was supporting calls for justice for doctors arrested in Bahrain.
A human rights activist had forwarded Prof McCormack’s email to numerous other individuals in Ireland, and through that contact the surgeon made contact with Front Line Defenders in Blackrock, whom he described as a “fantastic NGO”.
“They [Front Line] agreed to declare the doctors human rights defenders defending the right to health, which they are, and so they got on board.”
Front Line has taken up the cases of all the arrested doctors, including the Irish-trained doctors, Dr Ali Al Ekr, Dr Basim Dhaif and Dr Ghassan Dhaif, whom the NGO says are currently being subjected to an unfair trial before a military court on unsubstantiated charges. For more than two months after their arrest, the doctors were denied access to their families or lawyers, and there is credible evidence of torture, according to the NGO.
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UK turns anti-terror spotlight on far right, away from Muslims....

UK turns anti-terror spotlight on far right, away from Muslims.... | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
And has the threat from non-Islamic extremists been under-estimated in the battle to combat Al-Qaeda?
Breivik claims to have had contact in the past with members of the English Defence League (EDL), which stages street protests against what it calls the Islamification of British society.
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Norway - Jul 23, 2011 - 00:35 | Prime Minister reacts to suspected AlQaeda bombing

Norway's prime minister Jens Stoltenberg, speaks at a press conference:
I have a message for those who attacked us, this is a message from all of Norway, you are not going to destroy us, you are not going to destroy our democracy..

Nobody is going to bomb us into silence, nobody is going to shoot us into silence..

Tomorrow we will show the world that the Norwegian democracy grows in strength when it matters..

We must never stop standing up for our values. We must show that the Norwegian society can stand up to these testing times. We must show humanity, but not naivety.
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Bahrain: Washington and London Endorse Dialogue With Tyrants, War Criminals and Torturers

Bahrain: Washington and London Endorse Dialogue With Tyrants, War Criminals and Torturers | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Efforts by the US and British-backed Bahraini regime to repair its international image over human rights violations are in tatters with the revelation that senior members of the oil kingdom’s royal family have been personally involved in torturing hundreds of civilian detainees, including doctors and nurses.
One of the torturers-in-chief is Captain Nasser Al Khalifa, son of the king. He graduated this year “with honours” from the US Marine Corps University at Qantico, Washington.
This criminal rule by inner-circle members of the House of Al Khalifa also exposes Washington and London’s efforts to positively talk up reforms and dialogue by their Persian Gulf ally as a cynical sham. In Libya and Syria, war and sanctions are declared against alleged human rights abusers. But in Bahrain, Washington and London say pro-democracy protesters must embrace the rulers’ so-called initiative for national dialogue.
Revelations of royal family brutality in Bahrain also make a mockery of King Hamad’s announcement last month of an “independent” human rights probe into violations that took place during the Western-backed Saudi-led military invasion of the oil-rich kingdom earlier this year.
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Chancellor Merkel starves Germany's Undernourished Democracy with her silence!- SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

Chancellor Merkel starves  Germany's Undernourished Democracy with her silence!- SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A democracy is fed with words, they stimulate the organism of a society. Politics comes alive and becomes recognizable and comprehensible in discourse. Positions become apparent, as do the affirmation and rejection of individual issues. If discourse is successful, it creates affirmation of democracy and politics as a whole.


In Germany at the moment, that discourse is far from successful. The country is suffering from malnutrition and undernourishment , it is wasting away. The right words are missing, especially words coming from the chancellor. Angela Merkel refuses to engage in a discourse on any of the most important issues. The head of Germany's government is serving up but a thin broth, if anything at all.

She has never been known for her grandiloquence, she is not a tribune of the people but an engineer of power. This has always been regrettable, but now it is becoming harmful.
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Greek PM says time for Europe to wake up: report: Greek debt

Greek PM says time for Europe to wake up: report:  Greek debt | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's Prime Minister George Papandreou ruled out bankruptcy for his debt-choked country and said it was time for Europe to wake up and take brave decisions, according to a newspaper...
Greece's total outstanding debt is around 370 billion euros ($523 billion). Most economists regard the debt burden, at around 160 percent of gross domestic product, to be unsustainable as it stifles growth, with the economy seen contracting by nearly 4 percent this year after a 4.5 percent slump last year.
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Delegation to Bahrain described as terrorists - The Irish Times - Sat, Jul 16, 2011

Delegation to Bahrain described as terrorists - The Irish Times - Sat, Jul 16, 2011 | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
AN IRISH delegation that travelled to Bahrain to highlight the plight of detained doctors there was referred to as “terrorists” by the head of the Bahrain Medical Society.
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The Irish Times reported yesterday that Bahrain’s health minister, Dr Fatima Al Beloushi, pledged to ask the king to release the 14 medics still in custody.

The Irish group of health workers and politicians led by orthopaedic surgeon Prof Damian McCormack arrived home yesterday morning and described the breaking up by pro-government medics of a press briefing they attended in Bahrain.

Dr Nabeel Al Ansari, chairman of the Bahrain Medical Society, called the Irish delegation “terrorists”, and on his Twitter feed yesterday said the “Irish group came to Bahrain supporting traitors”.

Three of the detained doctors, Ali Al Ekr, Basim Dhaif and Ghassan Dhaif, trained at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). Prof McCormack knows two of the medics and says their detention is referred to locally as “kidnap”.

The delegation, which included Independent MEP Marian Harkin, former minister for foreign affairs David Andrews, Senator Averil Power and Prof Eoin O’Brien, was critical of the RCSI for not doing enough to help the detained doctors.
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Considerations: @averilpower from #irishdelegation & @nabeelalansari from Bahrain

Considerations: @averilpower from #irishdelegation & @nabeelalansari from Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
See tweets from the Irish delegation to free the Bahraini Doctors!
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