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WHEN US GIVES GREEN LIGHT TO SAUDI-BACKED BAHRAINI FORCES

On Tuesday 15th of March 2011 the martyr Ahmed Farhan has been shot by shotgun directly on his head from a short distance by Bahraini forces backed by Saudi ...

 

Extremely Graphic!  .....terribly failed American, Saudi, and Al-Khalifa policies......

DEMOCRATIC REFORMS NOW ! ! !

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Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef named new crown prince

Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef named new crown prince | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian King Abdullah appointed Interior Minister Prince Nayef as his new heir in the world's top oil exporter, said a royal court statement read out on state television early Friday.The...
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Saudi Arabia helps crush the democratic uprising in Bahrain

Saudi Arabia helps crush the democratic uprising in Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

"Instead of rights, every family got a political prisoner," said Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights. "After almost three months of military rule, the crisis has deepened because every family suffered when the army was sent in to solve a political problem."

Hundreds of protesters and professionals such as doctors, nurses, lawyers, and even soccer players have been arrested and tried in a special security court. Official use of torture has become widespread. According to Rajab, up to 98% of the people detained by state security forces were abused. "No one was immune," said Rajab. "Very rarely will you find someone who was arrested but not abused."

Particularly reprehensible have been the security forces’ attacks on doctors and nurses for treating protesters injured by the army and security forces. A recent report issued by Human Rights Watch details “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.”

“The attacks on medics and wounded protesters,” says Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch, "have been part of an official policy of retribution against Bahrainis who supported pro-democracy protests. Medical personnel who criticized the severe repression were singled out and jailed."

Twenty-three doctors and 24 nurses who treated protesters were charged with treason. The BBC reported that these medical personnel were tortured into making false confessions, according to their families. On March 16, after the Saudi invasion, security forces occupied Salmaniya, Bahrain’s main public hospital. One ward of the hospital located on the sixth floor was turned into “a makeshift detention facility where security forces subjected patients to incommunicado detention, regular beatings, torture, and other forms of mistreatment,” witnesses informed Human Rights Watch.

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Democratic Opening in Bahrain Needs Release of All Prisoners of Conscience

Democratic Opening in Bahrain Needs Release of All Prisoners of Conscience | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The international community must press Bahrain to drop all charges still pending against prisoners of conscience and to quash the sentences of those that have been convicted.

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Earlier in the year, President Obama pointed out that "mass arrests and brute force are at odds with the universal rights of Bahrain's citizens" and recalled the necessary constitutional separation of powers -- particularly between the executive and judicial. Reporters Without Borders urges the United States to renew its pressure on Bahrain, a leading U.S. ally in the Gulf, and to secure the support of Saudi Arabia, whose has strong influence over Bahrain. The U.S. and Saudi Arabia must work together to pressure the Bahraini authorities to cease violating their citizens' rights to free expression and assembly by arbitrary arrest and prosecution, to release prisoners of conscience, and to continue the national dialogue in good faith.

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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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BBC News - Hardtalk - Saudi intervention in Bahrain 'a faux pas'

BBC News - Hardtalk - Saudi intervention in Bahrain 'a faux pas' | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A critic of the lack of human rights for women in Saudi Arabia, Princess Basma Bint Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud says Saudi Arabia's intervention in the Bahrain protests was a wrong decision.
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رمي مسيلات الدموع في منزل 25-7-2011 بهدف القتل المتعمد

@alekernews قوات الشغب ترمي مسيلات الدموع في إحدى المنازل بهدف القتل المتعمد في قرية العكر بعد قمع المسيرة في تاريخ 25-7-2011 وحالات الاختناق والاغماء تصيب أ...

Another attempt by GCC/SF's to suffocate people by using teargas grenades inside closed spaces. Total misuse of the product! Potentially fatal if used in this way!

Another Khalifa/Saudi crime against humanity!
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Amnesty International website ‘blocked in Saudi Arabia’ | Amnesty International

Amnesty International website ‘blocked in Saudi Arabia’ | Amnesty International | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Amnesty International's website has been blocked inside Saudi Arabia after the organization published criticism of a draft "anti-terror" law.

I think scoop.it and 'Bahrain, MENA & Arab spring' are still viewable in Saudi Arabia.....

Saudi's apply censorship, and propaganda techniques in a feeble attempt to keep their citizenry
ignorant of the Regimes Human Rights Abuses.....a failure upon implementation!
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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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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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Saudi Arabia’s old regime grows older

Saudi Arabia’s old regime grows older | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Throughout the region, newly mobilized (and thus empowered) Arab youth are trying to move their countries towards reform and liberalization. Saudi Arabia, unfortunately, is moving in the opposite direction.

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Saudis aren't Wahabbists, they're misogynists!

Saudis aren't Wahabbists, they're misogynists! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Nina Shea writes on NRO: On the heels of an edict allowing women to “participate” in elections to powerless municipal councils and to be appointed to a toothless Shura council, today Saudi Arabia has sentenced a woman, “Shema,” to 30 lashes for...
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'KSA, US hindering democracy in Bahrain'

'KSA, US hindering democracy in Bahrain' | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
An exclusive interview with Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahraini Center for Human Rights...

Rajab:" Well, you have to take something into consideration. Any democracy in Bahrain will have an impact in Saudi Arabia. And democracy in Saudi Arabia is something that they don't want to see.

Iraq becoming a democracy is a threat, which is not as close as Bahrain. Now, in Bahrain, which is walking distance from Saudi Arabia, democracy is reaching a close distance and is very dangerous to the Saudis. This is how they view it.

From the other side, you have to take something else into consideration, that we have realized those revolutions in the Arab Spring, that the Saudis influence in some European countries and the United States is more than the influence of those European countries and the United States on Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region.

That's why we have seen how much Saudi Arabia could silence, and the Americans could silence some of the European countries into saying anything or taking any strong decision on the Bahraini situation.

We have seen how much crime is being committed by specific countries and ignored by other countries. Unfortunately, we have realized that democracy in the United States and some European countries are important only to those countries they have a problem with, but not to those dictators whom they have a good relationship with, like Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

See how much Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries come when the American president speaks and criticizes the situation in the Arab region when he talks about democracy, human rights, values and principles.

Saudi Arabia is always ignored, although Saudi Arabia is one of the biggest human rights violators in the region. But it is almost always ignored. Why? Because of the Saudi influence.

Unfortunately, the Saudi influence is very strong in the United States. It's very strong in Europe. That's why they could silence those countries in criticizing Bahrain. That's why for many months people were killed, a thousand people were fired, mosques were being demolished, people were arrested, systematic torture, houses being robbed by the army...in complete silence from the Western countries and the United States. Unfortunately, this is something you have to take into consideration.   .... "

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Commentary: The New Bahrain-Pakistan Alliance | The National Interest

Commentary: The New Bahrain-Pakistan Alliance | The National Interest | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Now the Khalifa are advertising and hiring by the hundreds in Baluchistan for retired soldiers and police to come urgently to the island and join the National Guard and the Bahrain Defense Force, the regular army. Several thousand have already enlisted.

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Now the Saudis, especially Interior Minister Prince Nayif, who despises Shia, are calling the shots.

The Sauds and the Khalifa are only exacerbating the sectarian hatred on the island, probably sowing seeds that will sprout terror and violence up and down the Gulf. Iran and Iraq have both protested the treatment of the Shia on the island and criticized the royal family for its extreme sectarian policies. The Bahrainis and Saudis have accused Iran of stoking Shia unrest but so far have provided little proof. Bahraini politicians have been accusing Iran of meddling for decades; sooner or later it will be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

For years the United States has pressed the Khalifa to engage in a genuine dialogue to bring about real change and democracy. Now Washington is quietly pushing for more from King Hamad bin Eisa al-Khalifa, but with little to show. The Obama administration thought it was close to a deal when the Saudis intervened.

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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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Fault Lines - The US and the New Middle East: BAHRAIN - Pt 1.

Oil, the 5th Fleet, Arms deals, & combating Iran: The REAL motivations behind US policy towards Bahrain. View the Saudi sacrileges, hear the US foreign policy personel rationalize our policies, witness the American hypocrisy!
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Savage Arrest of a Peaceful Citizen in Sitra Bahrain 25/7/2011

Savage Security Forces from GCC & Saudi Arabia repress all dissent, and repress all patriotism for Bahrain. The Khalifas have sold-out Bahraini sovereignty to the Saudi's!

Khalifa: Was it worth the betrayal of all of your fellow Bahrainis?
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Bahrain- Unarmed Man With Only A Flag Gets Beaten

Unbelievable cowardice of the Khalifa regime, GCC, And the Saudi forces!
Unbelievable bravery of the Bahraini freedom protesters!

What possible threat does a man armed only with a Bahrain flag pose to these heavily armed forces?! - Cowards!
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Amnesty condemns Saudi terror law

Amnesty condemns Saudi terror law | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
A secret anti-terror law being drawn up by Saudi Arabia would lead to "massive rights violations", says Amnesty International.
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Torture -part 3: “Bahrain’s Security Forces: A History of Sexual Sadism” | arabunity2011

Torture -part 3: “Bahrain’s Security Forces: A History of Sexual Sadism” | arabunity2011 | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
EVIL, SACRELIGIOUS, CRIMINALS AGAINST HUMANITY = AL KHALIFAS
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Saudi Forces Burn Mosque and Desecrate Holy Quran in Bahrain

Saudi Forces Burn Mosque and Desecrate Holy Quran in Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
According to eyewitnesses in Bahrain, Saudi forces attacked Hazrat Zainab Masjid in Hamad town and set it on fire and burned all holy objects including holy Quran.
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