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وثق للبحرين | #Document HR violations page - Al-Wefaq

#Document the Human Rights crimes of the Al-Khalifa regime!  ICC will need the documentation to issues charges.....

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Updates on Bahrain, release of prisoners without dropping of charges | Bahrain Center for Human Rights

Updates on Bahrain, release of prisoners without dropping of charges | Bahrain Center for Human Rights | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights will nonetheless continue to urge people to keep faith in the commission and to continue to provide them with cases of human rights violations and documentation.

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US and British-Backed Bahrain Regime: the Use of “Toxic Terror” in Collective Punishment

US and British-Backed Bahrain Regime: the Use of “Toxic Terror” in Collective Punishment | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Five civilians, including women, physically disabled and a five-year-old boy, have died so far from suffocation resulting from regime forces firing tear gas canisters into homes. In such attacks, the dwellings quickly become thick with the acrid smoke released by these weapons. The elderly and weak cannot escape from the lethal exposure.

In the last two weeks, state military forces have stepped up attacks on family homes in mainly Shia villages, which are seen as supportive of the pro-democracy movement.

“This is a deliberate, systematic tactic of terrorising people,” says Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights. “This is not just a case of a few officers behaving randomly. We are seeing entire villages coming under sustained attack with thousands of gas canisters thrown into homes by uniformed riot police who ride into villages in Ministry of Interior jeeps. These deadly attacks could only be carried out on the orders of the regime’s rulers.”...

Both Washington and London backed a Saudi-led invasion force into Bahrain in mid-March to crush the peaceful protests. Since then, military from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have supported Bahraini forces in a brutal crackdown against pro-democracy protesters. The crackdown has resulted in some 40 civilians deaths, over 1,000 illegal detentions, torture of detainees and hundreds of show trial prosecutions held in military courts.

Among those prosecuted are doctors, nurses, teachers, lawyers and journalists, who have been charged with ludicrous crimes such as “inciting hatred against the rulers” and “subversion on behalf of a foreign enemy” (implying Iran). ...“This shows that the repression by the regime and its allies has failed,” says Rajab. “They have not intimidated the people from demanding their democratic rights.”

Rajab, who last month was awarded the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award by the Washington-based Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for his human rights work, says that the inability to suppress calls for democratic change is why the Bahraini regime has now resorted to a new tactic of “collective punishment” of civilians.

“Despite extrajudicial killings, mass incarcerations and routine torture, the regime realises that these methods have failed to defeat the popular opposition. Now they have moved to collective punishment by going into villages and terrorising people with deadly use of tear gas,” says Rajab.

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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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More Deaths in Bahrain | Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED)

More Deaths in Bahrain | Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Bahraini security forces have been increasing their use of tear gas against protesters, which have resulted in numerous deaths including the death of Zainab Hassan, 47 year old mother of two girls. In addition, riot police attacked people’s homes in Sitra on Friday and chased people out of the village.
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:Nabeel Rajab, the world renowned human rights advocate, is held in Bahrain

:Nabeel Rajab, the world renowned human rights advocate, is held in Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Nabeel Rajab, the world renowned human rights advocate, is held in Bahrain and not allowed to freely travel! He has been a tireless champion of human rights for decades, and for all peoples. The Bahraini regime is stopping his travels abroad: What do they fear? Why do the Khalifas worry that such a gifted soul should travel abroad and risk himself for the freedoms of others? What are the Arab leaders hiding that they don't want exposed by such a champion of humanity? NABEEL RAJAB MUST BE ALLOWED TO TRAVEL FREELY, HE MUST BE ALLOWED TO FUNCTION AS THE HUMAN RIGHTS CHAMPION THAT HE IS!

LET US ALL DO WHAT WE CAN TO HELP HIM TO BE FREE, FOR IT IS HIS JOB TO HELP ALL OF US BE MORE FREE!
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محاولة إقتحام منزل وإغراقه بالمسيلات ،، سترة 15 يوليو

More unprovoked attacks by Security Forces against Bahrainis! SF attempting to kill citizens via suffocation w/ teargas!
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ملك البحرين مجرم قاتل يجب محاكمته WANTED FOR JUSTIC KING HAMAD

اتباع ال خليفه يحاولون ايهام العالم ان البحرين فيها الوضع طبيعي ههههههه و الله العالم كله يعرف مدى رعب و خوف حكومة البحرين في الوقت الحالي .. و الدليل انكم ت... | WANTED FOR JUSTIC KING HAMAD
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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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A special report on the torture and human rights violations against the detainees in the case of "Alliance for the Republic" | Bahrain Center for Human Rights

A special report on the torture and human rights violations against the detainees in the case of "Alliance for the Republic" | Bahrain Center for Human Rights | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The military court in Bahrain issued harsh sentences against 21 opposition leaders and figures, including Abdul Hadi Al Khawajah, the prominent human rights activist.
The lack of international standards for trials and having civilians tried before a military court are blatant violations of their rights and a sign of the invalidity of the sentences issued.
Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) considers the detainees prisoners of conscience with no material evidence of their involvement in violence or the incitement of violence. The BCHR condemns their torture during interrogation and trial.
5 June, 2011
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Germany/Saudi Arabia: Don’t Sell Out on Human Rights | Human Rights Watch

Germany/Saudi Arabia: Don’t Sell Out on Human Rights | Human Rights Watch | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The German government should, at a minimum, obtain verifiable guarantees from the Saudi government that military equipment Germany exports will not be used in violation of international human rights and humanitarian law prior to exporting the tanks, Human Rights Watch said.
"The sight of Saudi tanks rolling into Bahrain signaled the start of Bahrain's crackdown on peaceful pro-democracy protesters there," said Christoph Wilcke, senior Saudi Arabia researcher at Human Rights Watch. "Saudi reformers may well interpret selling tanks to Saudi Arabia at this time as German support for repressive regimes."
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حســـين بن حجي حـــبيب

Finally, Some Legal action against the illegal, criminal Khalifa regime in Bahrain! They need to be tried in International court for crimes against humanity!
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Obama Admin complicit in Bahrain crackdown & torture of human rights activists

The United States (and UK) has collaborated with the deadly crackdown on the popular revolution against Bahrain's despotic monarchy, says a notable Bahraini ...
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Bahrain Reforms Generate Small Change | Human Rights First

Bahrain Reforms Generate Small Change | Human Rights First | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Human Rights First builds respect for human rights and the rule of law to help ensure the dignity to which everyone is entitled and to stem intolerance, tyranny, and violence.
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المرتزق يقدف أمرأة بالغاز السام عمداً8/7/11 سااار

Evil Security Forces attack the innocents with poison gas!  Sacrilege and a crime against humanity!

More evils of the Al-Khalifa regime!

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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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Considerations: Housing & Rights in #Bahrain

Considerations: Housing & Rights in #Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
See the oppulence of the few in Bahrain, juxtaposed with the relative squalor of the vast majority. Read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as it pertains to adequate housing and freedom from attack in one's own home. See the Khalifas as the Human Rights violators that they are. See the statutes of International Law that are being violated at the expense of the Bahraini citizens, both Shia and Sunni!
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UAE: End Trial of Activists Charged With Insulting Officials | Human Rights Watch

UAE: End Trial of Activists Charged With Insulting Officials | Human Rights Watch | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
(London) - UAE authorities should drop charges against five activists arrested after they called for democratic reforms, four international human rights organizations said today.
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In this day and age, with all that is going on in the region, it is disturbing and absurd that the UAE is prosecuting activists simply because they spoke out for democracy. The international community should end its silence and condemn this mockery of justice; the government had no business arresting these men in the first place.

Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch
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Bahraini rights activist says woman dies after inhaling tear gas fired during protest

Bahraini rights activist says woman dies after inhaling tear gas fired during protest | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
MANAMA, Bahrain — A Bahraini rights activist says ...47-year-old Zainab Hasan Ahmed al-Jumaa suffocated after inhaling tear gas fired by riot police during a demonstration Friday near her home in Sitra! Murdered by the evil Khalifa regime!
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This is Zainab Hasan Ahmed al-Jumaa's residence! These are the squalid conditions in which the proud Bahraini martyrs endure prior to being murdered by the Khalifas, all of whom live in Palaces!
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محكمة لاهاي لمحاكمة ال سعود وال خليفة عن جرائم البحرين

Let Justice come to the Saud and Al-Khalifa families! International Court of Crimes against Humanity @ the Hague!
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الطريقة الجديدة لقتل الشعب البحريني 15 يوليو ،، سترة

الفيديو من قمع إعتصام سترة اليوم حيثُ يوضح هذا الفيديو الطريقة الجديدة في قتل الشعب البحريني ويُبيّن تعمّد وضع مسيلات الدموع اليدوية داخل المنازل . وتأتي هذه...Un-provoked killing of Bahrainis in their homes by teargas suffocation, all murders committed by the Security Forces of Bahrain! ....Crimes against Humanity!
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Bahrain's revolution against the brutal Al-Khalifah

Don't you know : The prime minister of Bahrain has been in charge while 27 prime ministers have changes governments in Italy !!!! while 8 presidents in the U...
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Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the latest developments in Bahrain | ReliefWeb

Statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the latest developments in Bahrain | ReliefWeb | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
"I welcome the establishment of an independent commission, composed entirely of international members, to investigate the origins, causes and facts behind the many allegations of human rights violations in recent months in Bahrain. This is a step in the right direction, which we hope will shed full light on those events. I expect the independent commission to be in a position to carry out its work freely and thoroughly and I look forward to its final report due to be released at the end of October 2011.
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Bahrain’s Human Rights Crisis | Human Rights Watch

Bahrain’s Human Rights Crisis | Human Rights Watch | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
(Washington, DC) - "Bahrain has brutally punished those protesting peacefully for greater freedom and accountability while the US and other allies looked the other way," said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. "The announcement of an independent investigative commission is a very promising first step for holding perpetrators of abuses accountable.".
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