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Bahrain becoming 'island of fear' 1/27/12

Bahrain becoming 'island of fear'  1/27/12 | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The BBC has obtained images of alleged police brutality against peaceful protesters in the Bahraini capital Manama, where fears of a systematic crackdown on pro-democracy activists are growing.
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Bahrain: Widespread Crackdown; Systematic Abuse | Human Rights Watch

Bahrain: Widespread Crackdown; Systematic Abuse | Human Rights Watch | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The BICI found a pattern of serious human rights abuses such as the use of excessive force against peaceful protesters, arbitrary arrests and detentions, torture and ill-treatment of detainees, and denial of fair trial guarantees.

Following the BICI report authorities promised to implement the commission’s recommendations. Among them were to review “in ordinary courts all convictions and sentences rendered by the National Security Courts where fundamental principles of a fair trial ... were not respected” and to investigate the deaths and allegations of torture that have been attributed to the security forces.

Authorities claim that 48 officers are being investigated for the deaths and allegations of torture and ill-treatment of detainees. However they have not provided any information on the identities and ranks of those officers and whether there are any high ranking security officials among them.

“Justice can only be served by transparent and impartial investigations into the deaths and allegations of torture by security forces and prosecution those responsible regardless of their ranks,” Stork said. “That would send a message that Bahrain will not grant impunity for human rights violations.

[The BICI findings are still ongoing.....systemeatic abuse, torture, illegal detainments, sham trials, killings and gasing peaceful citizenry.  The regime is NOT reforming, the Al-Khalifas are liars, international diplomatic, economic, and legal intervention against this brutal regime is required!]

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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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Bahrain Denies Brian Dooley Entry | Human Rights First

Bahrain Denies Brian Dooley Entry | Human Rights First | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Washington, DC – Bahrain has denied Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley’s request to visit the kingdom next week, a step Dooley notes sends a “terrible signal” to those closely following the Bahraini regime’s crackdown on those fighting for democratic reform. The Government of Bahrain suggested such visits should be delayed until March. The latest denial comes less than two weeks after Bahrain refused to admit Rick Sollom of the U.S.-based nonprofit organization Physicians for Human Rights.
“Bahrain’s decision to block observers from entering the kingdom only suggests its government has something to hide,” Dooley said. “They may talk a good game, but denying or delaying access to human rights organizations undermines their claim to have learned from past mistakes.”
In a letter to Bahrain’s Minister of Human Rights and Social Development, Ms. Fatima Al Balooshi, Dooley wrote that the letter denying him access was surprising given the government’s recent claims that NGOs would have unfettered access. In fact, during a meeting with Minister Al Balooshi and her staff on Nov. 24, Dooley was told that NGOs would be granted access to Bahrain if they gave five days’ notice of their arrival. In addition, on Oct. 21, Bahrain Minister for Foreign Affairs Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa assured Dooley and other observers that NGOs would not be denied access to the kingdom.
In his letter to Minister Al Balooshi Dooley noted. “At the release of the BICI report in November, HRH King Hamad assured the world that ‘any Government which has a sincere desire for reform and progress understands the benefit of objective and constructive criticism,’

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Bahrain: Rights Activist Attacked | Human Rights Watch - Nabeel Rajab!

Bahrain: Rights Activist Attacked | Human Rights Watch - Nabeel Rajab! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
(Beirut) – Bahraini riot police beat a prominent human rights activist, Nabeel Rajab, head of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, as he was leaving a peaceful protest on January 6, 2012, Human Rights Watch said today.
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Deby says 'Stop killing and torturing in Bahrain!' | Amen!

Deby says 'Stop killing and torturing in Bahrain!'  |  Amen! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The World knows, and the World cares!  Trying to get the respective governments to act against the oppressive Bahraini regime is the problem!  Governements protect and shield each other so they can continue their abuses!

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Yousif Mulla Bakheet : WANTED FOR RAPING Young Boys in #Bahrain

Yousif Mulla Bakheet : WANTED FOR RAPING Young Boys in #Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

 HE MIGHT BE RAPING A YOUNG BOY NOW!

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Urgent appeal ! : Grave Human Rights abuses in Bahrain NOW!

Urgent appeal ! :  Grave Human Rights abuses in Bahrain NOW! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Read and see how Hamad Al-Khalifa ushers in the new year with heinous HR abuses against the citizenry of Bahrain!

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In Bahrain, criminality is legal, legitimacy is outlawed...

In Bahrain, criminality is legal, legitimacy is outlawed... | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The upside-down justice system of Bahrain is made explicit in the juxtaposition of these facts.  The obsurd nature of the Bahraini courts is evidenced by the illegality of the military tribunals of civilians, the inadmission of torture evidence, and the whirlwind trials sentencing innocents to long prison terms on bogus charges!

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'Security' forces throwing fire-bombs at houses in Bahrain!

البحرين سترة : قوات مرتزقة نظام آل خليفة ترمي القنابل الحارقة على بيوت المواطنين و هذا مشهد واضح كوضوح الشمس...

[When protesters and SF's use the same tactics:  Who is the Aggressor?  - P E A C E F U L ,

C I V I L   D I S S O B E D  I E N C E  ! ! 

 

Make the distinction clear for all the World to see!]

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'Lethality Reduction' ?! STOP SELLING ARMS TO THE CRIMINAL AL-KHALIFA REGIME!

'Lethality Reduction' ?!  STOP SELLING ARMS TO THE CRIMINAL AL-KHALIFA REGIME! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

No arms forces the regime in Bahrain to stop its murderous rampage!  I call upon all nations, and all corporations to halt all arms sales to the repressive regime in Bahrain!  No arms until they amend their conduct to the norms of Human Rights enjoyed by peoples Internationally.  

 

see:  http://is.gd/QCNCHE

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Ministry of Human Rights Continues Attempts to Take Over Civil Society Organizations and Cancel Bahrain Bar Society Elections | Bahrain Center for Human Rights

Ministry of Human Rights Continues Attempts to Take Over Civil Society Organizations and Cancel Bahrain Bar Society Elections | Bahrain Center for Human Rights | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Therefore, Bahrain Center of Human rights demands the following:

- The Ministry of Human Rights and Social Development should withdraw immediately their decision to revoke the elections of the Board of Directors of Bahrain Lawyers Society.
- To provide a safe and free environment for the civil organizations to work in, especially those focused on defending human rights.
- To amend the laws of civil organizations, and all the other laws, so that they comply with the international standards, especially the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders.

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ملاحقة المعتصمين والتنكيل بهم | More Bahraini regime abuses against a protester, BRUTAL!

ملاحقة المعتصمين والتنكيل بهم الشاخورة- البحرين...

12/18/2011 - Qadam village

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February 14 Youth Coalition Condemns International Community’s Silence Over State Terror and Hold It Responsible For Any Future

February 14 Youth Coalition Condemns International Community’s Silence Over State Terror and Hold It Responsible For Any Future | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

‏إئتلاف شباب ثورة 14 فبرايThe February 14 Youth Coalition condemns international community silence over the countless crimes and violations, which have been committed by the regime in Bahrain and the invading Saudi Arabia forces (under disguise of GCC Peninsula Shield) since the beginning of Bahrain Spring on 14 of February last year.

Clearly, this silence has been interpreted by the regime in Bahrain as an approval to use brutal methods to crush the peaceful revolution and crackdown on political activists. Use of lethal weapons, arbitrary detention, systematic torture (fatal in some cases) by hands of foreign mercenaries, job dismissal and sexual abuses in addition to laying siege on villages, ruining warship places and various sorts of collective punishments have been part of Bahrainis daily life!

Despite ongoing calls from credible human rights organizations such as Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and Human Rights First to take serious action, the international community has remained largely silent. Furthermore, the international community has adapted a double-standard approach by deliberately ignoring the legitimate demand of Bahrain pro-democracy supports for self-determination, while it intervened directly in other Arab countries where people have called for the downfall of their dictatorships.

For the last eleven months, we have repeatedly pleaded for the international community to stand up to its expectations and protect the people of Bahrain from the brutal and illegitimate regime of Al-Khalifa but to no avail. Our people have had enough and it is time for us to assert to our right for self-defense and give up on a community that has proven it acts only when its selfish interests are threatened.
Therefore, we hold the international community fully responsible for any dangerous escalation that might happen in the future.

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Nuwaidrat, Bahrain Attack of the mercenaries and brutal regime on Protesters!

النويدرات:اعتداء وحشي لمرتزقة النظام على ثلاثة شبان من أبناء القرية واعتقالهم خلال مسيرة "جمعة حداد السماء" الجمعة 20 يناير 2012... 1/20/2012

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Human Rights PR lies from the Bahraini Regime | Human Rights First

Human Rights PR lies from the Bahraini Regime |  Human Rights First | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

With delicious irony, the Government of Bahrain sent out a press release last week declaring that it “welcomes visits by all human rights organizations,” and that its “open-door policy remains in place” on the same day it sent me a letter saying it wouldn’t let me into the country.

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Pray and then advocate killing, Al-Khalifa hypocrisy!

Pray and then advocate killing,  Al-Khalifa hypocrisy! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Is this Islam?  I think NOT!

 

This is worship of government authority and fear of Government persecution!

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Bahrain’s Al-Khalifa regime uses surrogates to commit Human Rights Violations

Bahrain’s Al-Khalifa regime uses surrogates to commit Human Rights Violations | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The Al-Khalifa regime in Bahrain promised reform and initiated a Commission to investigate Human Rights violations that were alleged against the regime.

 

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Freshfields and leading silks advise Bahrain Govt on human rights reform- Legalweek

Freshfields and leading silks advise Bahrain Govt on human rights reform- Legalweek | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The Bahrain Government has pledged that the BICI's recommendations will be implemented by the end of February this year with some reforms already in place. Key reforms include dropping charges against protestors related to freedom of speech; the removal of law enforcement and arrest powers from Bahrain's National Security Agency; and the creation of a judicial panel to review convictions against protestors.

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Appalling Bahraini Prison Conditions and Treatment

Appalling Bahraini Prison Conditions and Treatment | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Since early 2011, Washington, Western governments, and major media scoundrels largely ignored outrageous Al Khalifa monarchy abuses. They include crackdowns on nonviolent protesters, mass arrests, torture, intimidation, and cold-blooded murder.

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الدراز: المرتزقة تستخدم الاسياخ الحديدية من جديد | Diraz: mercenaries used iron bars of the new

29/12/2011 التقطت الكاميرا مقطع يظهر قيام المرتزقة باستخدام اسياخ الحديد ضد المتظاهرين .

 

12/29/2011

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A day in the life of Bahrain: the injuries of oppression persist!

A day in the life of Bahrain:  the injuries of oppression persist! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

AFTER the release of BICI and after countless promises of the illegitimate 'king' of Bahrain,  nightly teargasings of innocents, runover murders, molotov cocktails, beatings and tortures continue in Bahrain!

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Organizations Targeted by Bahrain’s Repression | Human Rights First

Organizations Targeted by Bahrain’s Repression | Human Rights First | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The US should acknowledge that Bahrain has made little progress in reforming its repressive behavior and publicly condemn the Bahrain regime’s attacks on civil society. The regime’s disregard of human rights should not be rewarded with an arms sale and US encouragement.
For more details about how Bahrain has failed to comply with BICI report recommendations, see the Human Rights First report: 'No More Excuses—Time for Radical Change.'

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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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Human Rights abuses continue in Bahrain..........12/17/2011

Human Rights abuses continue in Bahrain..........12/17/2011 | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

On Thursday, prominent human rights blogger Zainab al-Khawaja was roughed up, handcuffed and dragged off into custody from the same roundabout for refusing to end a sit-in. Protesters had massed along the highway after the funeral of a protester who opposition supporters say died during a rally. Witnesses say the man was hit by a police car.

Ali Salman, the leader of Bahrain's main Shia opposition group al-Wefaq, has called on the Gulf kingdom's authorities to release al-Khawaja.

"After the report, they return to the same methods... they kill more people they put more people in prison," said Salman.

"It sends a bad message from the regime that it does not respect the recommendations of the report."

Salman also said he is to hold talks with the British minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, on Monday in London.

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