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Bahrain: Shouting in the dark - YouTube!

Bahrain: An island kingdom in the Arabian Gulf where the Shia Muslim majority are ruled by a family from the Sunni minority. Where people fighting for democracy...

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Bahraini government lies about raiding medical clinic - The National

Bahraini government lies about raiding medical clinic - The National | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said in a statement on Wednesday that security forces violently raided its clinic in the village of Jidhafs on July 28. Yesterday, the Ministry of Health said the claims by MSF contained serious falsehoods.

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Hassan Salman Al-Matooq: Nurse and active member of the Bahrain Nursing Society facing four charges

Hassan Salman Al-Matooq: Nurse and active member of the Bahrain Nursing Society facing four charges | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Hassan Salman Al-Matooq detained so the evil Khalifa regime can foster its propaganda,
while violating the basic human rights principle of Medical Neutrality!
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JAMA -Human Rights Report Details Violence Against Health Care Workers in Bahrain, August 3, 2011, Friedrich 306 (5): 475 — JAMA

JAMA -Human Rights Report Details Violence Against Health Care Workers in Bahrain, August 3, 2011, Friedrich 306 (5): 475 — JAMA | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Human rights organizations allege that health care workers in Bahrain who treated civilian protesters who were injured during antigovernment demonstrations were abducted, detained, interrogated, and beaten by police. (Photo credit: Hasan Jamali/AP Images)
Several human rights organizations such as PHR and Doctors Without Borders have reported abuses against patients and health care workers.
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Photos de شبكة 14 فبراير الاعلامية -Ammar Madan

Photos de شبكة 14 فبراير الاعلامية -Ammar Madan | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Facebook page for Ammar Madan - The young man horribly beaten in Bahrain by 'Security Forces' of the Evil Al-Khalifa regime!
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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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Freedom for Bahraini Doctors الحرية لأطباء البحرين

Freedom for Bahraini Doctors الحرية لأطباء البحرين | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Facebook site for Bahrain's illegally detained and persecuted Doctors!

Al-Khalifa regime violates the fundamental human Rights Principle of Medical Neutrality!
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The World Today - Arrested Bahraini doctor speaks out against regime 20/07/2011

The World Today - Arrested Bahraini doctor speaks out against regime 20/07/2011 | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A Bahraini doctor detained and arrested for treating protestors involved in anti-government uprisings earlier in the year has spoken about their treatment The doctor is one of 48 medical professional...
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The World Today - Bahrain's government accused of targeting doctors 19/07/2011

The World Today - Bahrain's government accused of targeting doctors 19/07/2011 | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Tom Porteous is the deputy program director at Human Rights Watch.

He says the group witnessed the abuse first hand and that the international community should be condemning the actions of the government in Bahrain far more strongly.

He spoke to me from New York.

Tom Porteous, Human Rights Watch says the Bahraini government engaged in abuse of medical staff. What exactly does your report document?

TOM PORTEOUS: Well this is basically a report that looks at a concerted attack against the medical community. First of all the report documents the way in which the security forces surrounded and literally besieged medical facilities, including the main hospital in Bahrain.

But also it looks at the way in which patients who were suspected of having been injured in protests were rounded up in some cases into incommunicado detention and beaten in spite of their injuries and then also it looks at attacks on medical staff themselves with continue now with a trial by military courts of about 48 medical personnel.
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Irish delegation to Manama attacked by Bahrain Medical Society chairman

Irish delegation to Manama attacked by Bahrain Medical Society chairman | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A chairman for the Bahrain Medical Society (BMS) has criticized an Irish delegation that traveled to Manama to demand the release of Bahraini doctors, saying that the group is supporting "traitors."|


'Dr.' Nabeel Al Ansari attacks the Doctors as supporting 'traitors' when he knows personally, that Doctors are compelled by the Hypocratic Oath to treat the injured. Ansari isn't a Loyalist, he's a propagandist for the Regime! Al Ansari, the hand-puppet of the Khalifas.....


'Traitors' should refer to those who turn their backs on their fellow Muslims, those who turn their backs on their fellow Bahrainis........sounds like Al-Khalifa to me....
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Journalist harassed after press briefing in Bahrain | Front Line

Journalist harassed after press briefing in Bahrain | Front Line | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Following a press briefing organised by the Irish delegation of medical, political and human rights figures at the end of their visit to Bahrain on 14 July 2011 the journalist Ms Reem Khalifa was surrounded by pro-Government protesters and abused and harassed. The protesters then called the police and claimed one of their number had been struck on the jaw. Eye witnesses to the encounter have testified that no person was struck and that it was Ms Reem Khalifa who was the victim of harassment and that she then walked away from the confrontation in the hotel lobby
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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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French aid group condemns armed raid on its Bahrain offices

French aid group condemns armed raid on its Bahrain offices | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Médecins Sans Frontières, saying that it lacked the required permission to work in the capital, Manama. The respected French-based aid group has condemned the raid as "unwarranted and unacceptable". One of its employees was arrested in the search, and its medical equipment and supplies were all confiscated.

The raid will raise questions over MSF's ability to continue operating in the tiny Gulf island kingdom, home to 1.2 million people, where the government has been accused of systematically targeting medical professionals in retaliation for helping people injured in the month-long pro-democracy protests earlier this year.

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Shouting in the dark - Bahrain - Al Jazeera English

Shouting in the dark - Bahrain - Al Jazeera English | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The story of the Bahraini revolution that was abandoned by the Arabs, forsaken by the West and forgotten by the world.

 

A country is not its rulers, a country is its PEOPLE!

 

A must watch!  Excellent!

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MSF condemns armed raid on its office and detention of Saeed Mahdi in Bahrain

MSF condemns armed raid on its office and detention of Saeed Mahdi in Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) On July 28, armed security personnel violently raided MSF’s premises in Manama, damaging office property and confiscating all medical and office equipment and supplies. A Bahraini MSF volunteer, Saeed Mahdi, who works with the organization as a translator and driver, was arrested.
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As such, we find the violation of MSF facilities and the detention of our volunteer both unwarranted and unacceptable.”
Last week, a patient with a serious head injury arrived at the MSF premises. An MSF doctor provided first aid and an ambulance was called to transport the patient to the Salmaniya Medical Complex. It is MSF’s obligation to provide treatment regardless of a patient’s ethnicity, religion, or political affiliation.
Despite only assisting MSF and a patient by calling an ambulance, Saeed Mahdi remains detained. Repeated requests by MSF, his family, and his lawyer to have access to him have been denied. MSF has also not been able to obtain any information about the original patient, even after visiting Salmaniya to inquire about him.
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Bahrain/Dublin: Professor Eoin O'Brien writes in todays Irish Examiner on the findings of the recent humanitarian mission to Bahrain | Front Line

Bahrain/Dublin: Professor Eoin O'Brien writes in todays Irish Examiner on the findings of the recent humanitarian mission to Bahrain | Front Line | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Professor Eoin O'Brien writes in todays Irish Examiner on the findings of the recent humanitarian mission to Bahrain to offer support to imprisoned Bahraini doctors and their families.Three of the imprisoned doctors, Dr Ali Al Ekri, Dr Basim Daif and Dr Ghassan Daif studied in the Royal College of Surgeons in
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Bahrain: The Targeting of Employee and Office of Doctors Without Borders” Médecins Sans Frontières”

Bahrain: The Targeting of Employee and Office of Doctors Without Borders” Médecins Sans Frontières” | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
On the 27th of July 2011,Mr.Hassan Aleskafi, a protester, was transferred to the office of Doctors Without Borders ” Médecins Sans Frontières” with an injury to the head due to being attacked by Riot Police with a canister (possibly teargas)while participating in a peaceful protest. Doctors Without Borders called the ambulance due to the severity of the injury, and he was transferred to the hospital.
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The Freedom4BahDrs Daily

The Freedom4BahDrs Daily | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A newspaper created by Freedom4BahDrs - built from articles, blog posts, videos and photos shared on Twitter.
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Bitter Divides Persist Below Bahrain’s Relatively Calm Surface by Barbara Slavin -- Antiwar.com

Bitter Divides Persist Below Bahrain’s Relatively Calm Surface by Barbara Slavin -- Antiwar.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
At least 24 Bahrainis died in this year’s disturbances and more than 1,200 people, most of them Shi’ites, were fired from their jobs, according to a report on Bahrain last month by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).
Human rights groups have described gross abuses including security personnel dragging out seriously wounded demonstrators from a Bahraini hospital. At least 50 doctors and nurses are among about 600 people detained during the protests, which began on Feb. 14 and largely ended on March 14. On that day, Saudi Arabia and other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council sent troops at Bahrain’s invitation to guard infrastructure and free local forces to restore order.
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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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Robert Fisk in Bahrain: 'They didn't run away. They faced the bullets head-on'

Robert Fisk in Bahrain: 'They didn't run away. They faced the bullets head-on' | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
"Massacre – it's a massacre," the doctors were shouting. Three
dead. Four dead. One man was carried past me on a stretcher in the emergency
room, blood spurting on to the floor from a massive bullet wound in his
thigh.
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Bahrain: Systematic Attacks on Medical Providers | Human Rights Watch

Bahrain: Systematic Attacks on Medical Providers | Human Rights Watch | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
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The 54-page report, "Targets of Retribution: Attacks against Medics, Injured Protesters, and Health Facilities," documents serious government abuses, starting in mid-February 2011. These include attacks on health care providers; denial of medical access to protesters injured by security forces; the siege of hospitals and health centers; and the detention, ill-treatment, torture, and prosecution of medics and patients with protest-related injuries.
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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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