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freedomhouse.org: Freedom Alert - 'The Martyr of Eid'

freedomhouse.org: Freedom Alert - 'The Martyr of Eid' | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

14-year-old Ali Jawad Ahmad was killed during a peaceful demonstration in Bahrain on August 31 when security forces used excessive force and threw a tear gas canister at his head, according to his family and activists. ...

Yet activists blame security forces and are mourning Ahmad’s death by staging large-scale protests across the country.

More than thirty-two people have been killed and thousands detained since demonstrations began in February. Crackdowns have targeted anti-government activists, particularly Shiites who make up 70 percent of the population and have faced discrimination from the Sunni monarchy. Many protesters have been threatened, lost their jobs or homes, or been prevented from continuing their studies. The UN Human Rights Council added Bahrain to a list of countries to further scrutinize for human rights violations, since the government has taken extreme measures to silence both critics and journalists attempting to provide information to the outside world. An Independent Commission of Inquiry was established to investigate human rights abuses, and will release its findings in October 2011.

Freedom House is horrified at Ahmad’s death, and calls for a full investigation into the circumstances behind it. The Bahraini government must end its efforts to persecute those who have demonstrated for political reform.

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At UN on Syria, China Says BRICS United, Points to Bahrain, India on Tripoli : The Shia Post

At UN on Syria, China Says BRICS United, Points to Bahrain, India on Tripoli : The Shia Post | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Ban-Ki-Moon, Do you see?

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Opposition sees future without U.S. fleet - Washington Times

Opposition sees future without U.S. fleet - Washington Times | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The leader of this island kingdom’s largest opposition party says that a future, democratic Middle East would eliminate the need for the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf.

“I believe that a democratic system inherently guarantees long-term stability and allows achieving cooperation between democracies,” said Ali Salman, secretary-general of the Wefaq National Islamic Society.

“If this region sees the emergence of a democratic order, I think there will be real stability in the medium- and long-term. There would be no need for any [foreign] forces to be present to guarantee the flow of oil.”

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World leaders urge Libya reconciliation - Africa - Al Jazeera English

World leaders urge Libya reconciliation - Africa - Al Jazeera English | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The countries meeting in Paris in support of Libya's rebel interim government agreed to unblock $15bn in frozen Libyan funds immediately, the French president said.

"We are committed to returning to the Libyans the monies of yesterday for the building of tomorrow."

The leaders insisted on the need for Libyans themselves to lead the way forward and to avoid the lessons learned in Iraq, where the fall of Saddam Hussein was followed by years of sectarian violence.

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Gaddafi vows to continue fight - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Gaddafi vows to continue fight - Africa - Al Jazeera English | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Deposed leader accuses foreign powers in new audio message of eyeing Libya's oil and natural resources.
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Call with Ministry Of Interior: Media Center [#02] - BahrainiChap

@BahrainiChap video......MOI are incompotent stooges!  So frustrating to have this kind of idiocy between you and your supposed 'Government' !

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Bahrain: US Ally Kills Children… So When Is NATO Intervening?

Bahrain: US Ally Kills Children… So When Is NATO Intervening? | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

For several weeks since the Bahraini regime’s initiative of so-called “national dialogue” failed to engage opposition groups, there has been a massive stepping up of indiscriminate use of tear gas in villages deemed to be supportive of the mainly Shia-led pro-democracy movement.

Riot police have attacked villages on a daily and nightly basis, firing tear gas into homes. Families have had to flee their dwellings in the middle of the night, sometimes by carrying children out of bedroom windows using ladders. Those unable to move – disabled, sick and elderly – have been trapped indoors during these attacks and some have died from acute exposure to the tear gas. The youngest victim was five-year-old Mohammed Farhan [1].

Pro-democracy sources have labelled the deployment of tear gas as a deliberate tactic of “toxic terrorism”. It is the regime’s way of coercing the opposition groups to enter the dialogue process – which the opposition has dismissed as an empty public relations exercise designed to shore up the status quo of the Al Khalifa dynasty.

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Islam Times: An Irish organization describes the doctor’s situation in Bahrain as horrific | Bahrain Center for Human Rights

Islam Times: An Irish organization describes the doctor’s situation in Bahrain as horrific | Bahrain Center for Human Rights | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Andrew Anderson added "The arrest of such a large number of doctors and nurses has not happened in any country in the world, this is horrific in Bahrain", stressing that the medical staff do not threaten security in Bahrain and there is no reason for their continued presence in prison.

The "Front Line for Human rights" organization deputy continued saying "We have met many of the medical staff and we heard that they had been subjected to the worst kind of torture and everyone of them is in a state of shock due to the style of the torture they were subjected to", pointing out that the crisis is still ongoing and that the pressure is still ongoing against the citizens because of their participation in the protests.

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Bahrain opposition leader al-Nuaimi dies after years in coma

Bahrain opposition leader al-Nuaimi dies after years in coma | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
MANAMA, Bahrain — Abdulrahman al-Nuaimi, founder of one of Bahrain’s leading opposition groups, died Thursday after more than four years in a coma, political leaders said. He was 67.
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اعتقال شاب بطريقة وحشية

31-8-2011من جرائم النظام البحريني تعذيب الثوار بالضرب الوحشي قبل اخذه...

 

Arrest the youth Mohammed Abdulnabi from #BaniJamra Aug31,2011

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انشودة عراقية الى ثوار البحرين

نهايتكم قريبة يا ال خليفة...

Song to the Bahraini Revolutionaries

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خبر الجزيرة حول استشهاد علي جواد-31-8-2011م

Al Jazeera news about the martyrdom ofAli Jawad Al Shaikh -31-8-2011 : 

'the Martyr of Eid ...'

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Al-Jazeera English - Sitra Martyr - 31-8-2011

Martyrdom of Ali Jawad Al Shaikh :

'the Martyr of Eid ...'

 

 

Down, Down Hamad!  Down, Down Hamad!

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Bahraini Regime police attacked peaceful people

Here is the evidence for the Bahrain Inquiry, here is the evidence for the ICC!  Peaceful protesters  savagely attacked by SF's !

 

#Document

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Anti-govt protester wears a tear gas mask during a demonstration in Karrana

Anti-govt protester wears a tear gas mask during a demonstration in Karrana | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

As a fashion statement, I like it!  He needs some body armor to complete the ensemble......Kevlar and filtration devices are the rage in Paris this year!   Very Chic......  :-)

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Jailed Bahrain doctors on hunger strike

Jailed Bahrain doctors on hunger strike | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

A GROUP of Bahraini doctors on trial for alleged terrorism have begun a hunger strike in protest at their treatment, amid claims they have been tortured in custody.

The 14 men began their protest on Tuesday after being denied bail last week by a military court. Relatives say the health of several of the doctors has deteriorated rapidly and they are not receiving adequate medical treatment.

"One doctor has a cerebral aneurism, another has severe injuries from torture. Another man is suffering badly from diabetes. Now they are all on hunger strike their condition will only get worse," said a relative.

The doctors are charged with turning a hospital into a terrorist base as thousands of protesters took to the streets across the island kingdom in February, demanding democratic reforms from the ruling al-Khalifa family.

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Ali Jawad Al Shaikh's injuries....clear evidence of the impact of the greanade!

Ali Jawad Al Shaikh's injuries....clear evidence of the impact of the greanade! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

These munitions are not to be shot at people directly.  They are to be lobbed in the direction of people in a high arc,  like a mortar.  It is clearly a malicious act, to shoot directly at someone, to shoot at them at close range, and to shoot them in the back of the head.  Obviously Ali was not threatening, he was 14 years of age, and had his back to his murderer!

 

#Document  #ICC   #CrimeAgainstHumanity

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Statement by the spokesperson of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on ongoing trials in Bahrain’s National Safety Courts | Bahrain Center for Human Rights

Statement by the spokesperson of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on ongoing trials in Bahrain’s National Safety Courts | Bahrain Center for Human Rights | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Many cases remain in the hands of the ‘Court of National Safety’, set up in the wake of the antigovernment protests this spring. These include those of members of both the medical and teaching professions. The High Representative is of the firm belief that civilians must be tried in civilian courts, with due process, so that their full rights to a fair trial are upheld. The High Representative urges the authorities in Bahrain to follow through on their commitments and bring the use of these courts – and the harsh sentences they have produced – to an immediate end.”

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North Korea readies for harvest as food aid flows in

WONJONG BORDER POST, North Korea (Reuters) - Impoverished North Korea appears to have emerged from the depths of a bad winter and late spring in reasonable shape, at least in the far north and south, where...
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U.N. panel faults both sides in Gaza flotilla clash

U.N. panel faults both sides in Gaza flotilla clash | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

A long-awaited U.N. report on an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound ship that killed nine Turks declares that Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip was legal, but that the Jewish state used unreasonable force.

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Kenyan ex-ministers at ICC over poll violence

Kenyan ex-ministers at ICC over poll violence | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Two Kenyan politicians and a radio presenter meticulously planned and organised attacks on civilians to unleash a wave of violence after Kenya's disputed 2007 election, the war crimes court heard Thursday.

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If you commit atrocities to gain power, you lose power and get a ticket to The Hague."

 

[Al-Khalifas, your up next!......]

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Bahrain streets tense after Ali Jawad Al Shaikh's funeral

Bahrain streets tense after Ali Jawad Al Shaikh's funeral | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Thousands of people took to the streets in Bahrain Thursday as the funeral took place for a 14-year-old boy whose death a day earlier sparked wide anger, witnesses said.

 

'The Martyr of Eid'

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Call with Ministry Of Interior: Media Center - BahrainiChap

Ccall to the Ministry of Interior demonstrates their clueless nature, and/or their cover-up of theMurder of Ali Jawad Al Shaikh, 'the Martyr of Eid.'

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صحفي سوري يتحدث عن هدم النظام البحريني المساجد

صحفي شريف على قناة سوريا يتحدث عن هدم النظام المساجد في البحرين دون ان يعتبر احد من القنوات العميله بينما يركزون على مايحدث في سويا(عذرا على التقطيع بسبب ردا...

 

Journalist speaks of the demolition of the mosques Bahrain

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Martyr Ali Jawad: What Happened - Bahrainichap video

This is a Video to tell the story of our "New" Martyr.

 

'the Martyr of Eid ...'

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