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Bahrain: the crisis of the Al-Khalifa monarchy | openDemocracy

Bahrain: the crisis of the Al-Khalifa monarchy | openDemocracy | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
In reality, the Al-Khalifa now have no legitimacy in the eyes of the majority of the Bahraini population. Most of Bahrain's people are still Shi’a, despite the government’s determined attempts over the past decade to manipulate the sectarian imbalance by trying to naturalise large numbers of invited Sunni immigrants. The understandable Shi’a resentment at such policies and the discrimination they represent have since February 2011 been expressed in protests, most of which have been put down with bloody force.
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Iraq athletes demand Bahrain release 16-year-old detainee

Iraq athletes demand Bahrain release 16-year-old detainee | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Dozens of athletes rallied in Baghdad on Wednesday, demanding the release of a 16-year-old Iraqi football player detained in Bahrain earlier this year when the country was swept by anti-government protests.


a coach in Baghdad's al-Hadoud club, says the arrest of Zulfiqar Naji was not justified and was politically motivated. Naji plays for Bahrain's al-Muharraq club, and his supporters say he did not participate in protests against the Bahraini government.
"We demand the release of Naji, whose arrest was unjustifiable," Aboud said. "He is being kept in prison because Bahraini authorities want to show that the protests are a foreign conspiracy."
Read more: http://aol.sportingnews.com/soccer/story/2011-07-27/iraq-athletes-demand-bahrain-release-16-year-old-detainee#ixzz1TLovG9gI
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Death in Bethlehem, made in America

Death in Bethlehem, made in America | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Israeli troops also regularly fire American-made CS gas rounds at Palestinians in Bethlehem itself. Palestinians claim the gas has caused serious breathing difficulties among children after the rounds were fired at stone-throwing youths near Rachel's tomb. The cartridges and gas canisters are labelled "Federal Laboratories, Saltsburg, Pennsylvania 15681" and are stated on the metal to be "long range projectiles 150 yards". The rounds, show the US manufacturers' instructions on the side, contain "tear gas which is highly irritating to eyes, nose, skin and respiratory system". And continue: "If exposed, do not rub eyes, seek medical assistance immediately."
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Considerations: Rula Jassim Alsaffar, #Bahrain

Considerations: Rula Jassim Alsaffar, #Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Rula Jassim Alsaffar; Every day I remember you , I remember what you did to all the staff and to the injured. I remember you screaming, "We need a doctor and two nurses to go to Sitra." We all looked into each others eyes.
Every one was shaking crying staff, securities, except her. She was like 'stop it now we need you to be strong.'
She was running from one ambulance to the other, asking the driver what they need and who.
Suddenly, Ambulance man came saying the thugs beaten him and the staff were locked in Sitra hospital.
Whenever cars arrived at the emergency or any regular cars we would cry pray (duaa elfaraj) accept her. Rula Passim Alsaffa would be pulling beds or she would be running to help carrying the injured.
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Libyan rebels move towards Tripoli

Libyan rebels move towards Tripoli | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
After nearly two months of stalemate, rebels in the Libyan city of Misrata are making small but significant moves towards the capital Tripoli.
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How Islamists Can Save Tunisia's Revolution - Atlantic Mobile

How Islamists Can Save Tunisia's Revolution - Atlantic Mobile | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Al-Nahda, the country's Islamist political party, appears to also be one of the best prepared for the upcoming elections. Liberals and secular activists, many of whom led the revolution, fear that Islamists will ultimately come out on top, rolling back one of the most progressive countries in the Arab region. But what would al-Nahda political participation, and even its electoral success, really mean for Tunisia? To try and understand, we must start at the country's founding.
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CS Gas grenade ~ in Bani Jamra ( Near home of Woman with multiple children!)

CS Gas grenade ~ in Bani Jamra ( Near home of Woman with multiple children!) | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Here is an example of the Gas grenades used by the SF's & GCC in Bahrain!

Manufacturer:
Company:FEDERAL LABORATORIES INC aka Pennsylvania Laboratories CS Inc.
SALTSBURG, PA
15681-0305
USA
Phone:412-639-3511

I wonder if this manufacturer knows how their munition is used?!
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A little ditty 'bout Iraq and Iran | Camp Ashraf

A little ditty 'bout Iraq and Iran | Camp Ashraf | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Though a large number of exiles now in power in Baghad have strong ties to Iran, it’s equally true that the Iraqi people as a whole are more likely to remember the Iran-Iraq War — especially those taught about it in school — of the eighties. As Iraqis are killed and displaced while Iran violates Iraq’s sovereignty in its pursuit of PJAK, don’t be surprised if Nouri’s image collapses even more. All he really had going for him was the (false) claim that he could provide security. As the last months have demonstrated, he can’t provide it internally and he’s now allowing Iraq to be invaded by another country.
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Bahrain Security Forces Unload Hatred On The People... July 27

After a peaceful march roamed the village of Mahazza, Sitra on Wednesday July 27, the security forces launched a barbaric attack on the village on order to i...


Senseless brutality of the SF's & GCC forces!
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Living in a Minefield: The Landmine Problem in Afghanistan | Doctors Without Borders

Living in a Minefield: The Landmine Problem in Afghanistan | Doctors Without Borders | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
This report is designed to give an accessible update on the mines situation in Afghanistan in 1997 to diplomats and politicians meeting in Brussels, followed by Oslo and Ottawa to prepare a treaty banning anti-personnel mines. To the many negotiators who have never visited a mined country, the report tries to give a flavor of the continuing effect of millions of mines on people's lives, and to examine the response made by Afghans in 1997.
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Bahraini Ministry of Education persecutes Shia students!

Bahraini Ministry of Education persecutes Shia students! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
@RedSky446 'In another step In the way of sectarian apartheid in Bahrain; ministry of education did something at least described as a scandal when it deprived many top students that graduated from secondary school of their deserved scholarships just based on their sect, or in other words just because they are Shiite.....'
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Lockerbie bomber at Gaddafi rally

Lockerbie bomber at Gaddafi rally | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi has appeared at a pro-Gaddafi gathering on Libyan state television.

Another reason America & NATO went into Libya: Gaddafi harbors & supports terrorism!
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WASHINGTON, July 26, 2011: Bahraini American Delegation Meet Congress to Discuss Crackdown | PR News Wire | CentreDaily.com

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2011: Bahraini American Delegation Meet Congress to Discuss Crackdown | PR News Wire | CentreDaily.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, July 26, 2011 — /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain, ADHRB, is leading a delegation of Bahraini Americans to Washington DC to meet members of Congress and staffers on the hill to discuss the deteriorating political developments and gross Human Rights violations that are taking place in Bahrain.

In a statement released by Husain Abdulla, the director of ADHRB, he stated that: "The Bahraini American community was extremely disappointed with the Obama Administration for its lack of support for the pro-democracy movement in Bahrain. While we supported the positive changes in Tunisia and Egypt, we clearly did not value the Bahraini uprising and somehow considered the demands of the Bahraini people lesser value of the other countries. We are taking this delegation to Washington DC to make a clear case to our policymakers; that a free and democratic Bahrain where people of Bahrain can determine and decide their own political future in which they can elect their leaders in a free and fair election is far much better to our interest in the region; than a Bahrain that violates Human Rights on daily basis which is the case now."
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Free Ebrahim Sharif

Free Ebrahim Sharif | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Ebrahim Sharif is a 53-year old Bahraini politician, businessman, husband, and father — and now, a political prisoner.
He serves as the secretary general of the National Democratic Action Society (also known as Waad), a secular, moderate, and peaceful political opposition group in Bahrain.
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Sham Trials in Bahrain Prove Need for Greater U.S. Pressure | Human Rights First

Sham Trials in Bahrain Prove Need for Greater U.S. Pressure | Human Rights First | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The U.S. Government has continued its relatively muted line on Bahrain. While many say the United States has privately increased pressure, it’s time for that pressure to become public. Naming Bahrain as a violator of human rights is one good step, but another could be a discussion of the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet. It has been previously suggested that the fleet be moved or even disbanded.
The U.S. Government must make clear that its relationship with Bahrain is not unconditional – that it does not want to be seen as friends with torturers. And that to be a partner of the United States, Bahrain must act in a responsible way. The partnership needs renegotiating, and the future of the Fifth Fleet ought to be part of that discussion.
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Free Rula AlSaffar-رفيده البحرين -كلنا رولا الصفار

Free Rula AlSaffar-رفيده البحرين -كلنا رولا الصفار | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Free Rula AlSaffar-رفيده البحرين -كلنا رولا الصفار | Facebook...
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Detained leader of Haq Movement "Sheikh Hassan Mushaima" Hospitalized

Detained leader of Haq Movement "Sheikh Hassan Mushaima" Hospitalized | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Bahrain authorities had moved the opposition and the leader of Haq (Right) Movement, Sheikh Hassan Mushaima, to the military hospital after his health deteriorated.
The sources added in a telephone conversation that on Sunday night, Sheikh Hassan Mushaima transferred to the hospital because of the deterioration of his health and hunger strike. The source explained that Mushaima hospitalized on the second floor of the Military Hospital. He pointed out that intelligence forces severely accompanying Mushaima.
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Bahraini Shia defy crackdown as eight given life sentences

Bahraini Shia defy crackdown as eight given life sentences | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Bahraini Shia defy crackdown as eight given life sentences - Hassan Mushaima, head of the opposition Haq movement, was one of eight to get life...
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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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November 5, 2011 - Anonymous takes down Facebook

November 5, 2011 - Anonymous takes down Facebook | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Attention citizens of the world, We wish to get your attention, hoping you heed the warnings as follows: Your medium of communication you all so dearly adore will be destroyed. If you are a willing hacktivist or a guy who just wants to protect the freedom of information then join the cause and kill facebook for the sake of your own privacy. Facebook has been selling information to government agencies and giving clandestine access to information security firms so that they can spy on people from all around the world. Some of these so-called whitehat infosec firms are working for authoritarian governments, such as those of Egypt and Syria.
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Anonymous - Operation Onslaught - July 30th, 2011

Join us. Expect Us. Operation Onslaught - July 30th, 2011
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Egypt's ex-interior minister to be tried with Mubarak

Egypt's ex-interior minister to be tried with Mubarak | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
CAIRO (Reuters) - A court postponed Monday the trial of Egypt's former interior minister over the killing of protesters until next week so that he will be tried alongside ousted President Hosni Mubarak.The...
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Hassan Mushaima - get to know him!

Hassan Mushaima - get to know him! | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Hassan Mushaima, Hasan Mushaima, Hassan Mushaima is a political activist from Bahrain, and the leader of Haq Party.
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Libya: Government Using Landmines in Nafusa Mountains | Human Rights Watch

Libya: Government Using Landmines in Nafusa Mountains | Human Rights Watch | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
(Cairo) - Libyan government forces placed more than 150 antipersonnel landmines in at least one location in the Nafusa Mountains, Human Rights Watch said today.
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Free Captin Salah Fareed Alshayeb: A call to the Bahraini government to release Captin Salah Alshayeb

Free Captin Salah Fareed Alshayeb: A call to the Bahraini government to release Captin Salah Alshayeb | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
He was promoted to a Senior Captain in 2009 and held that position till the day he was fired. He worked in various areas as a CRM Facilitator, instructor for A320/A340. He was always rated as a top pilot and recently granted the license P-1497 (Rating P1:A320,A330. before two weeks from his arrest he was fired from his work because he particpated in the funeral of one martyr who was killed by the riot police during the
crackdown
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Salah has three children, a son aged 14, two daughters agged 9 and 3 years old.
He is family oriented person with his dedication to his family and work. Salah has devoted his life to help the needy and commitment to comfort the poor. Salah's work was largely responsible in community services and working to the aid of others
His arrest coincides with a severe government crackdown on opposition activists and his home was stormed on 7 th of may 2011 at mednight at 3am and till today he is not charged and he didnt meet his lawer and his case wasnt transfered to the court
The reason for his arrest or his present whereabouts are unknown, Captin Salah Alshayeb is a simple man who served his country by his position as a captain in gulf air and he is not an actvist and he does not belong to any politcial party and we believe that he was targeted because he is a relative of the actvist Raoof Alshayeb who is in london criticizing the goverment in the media

We call on the Bahraini goverment to release Captain Salah Fareed Alshayeb and overturn this serious miscarriage of justice!
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