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الدراز 4 - يا لهذه الشجاعة

يظهر في هذا المقطع بسالة الشباب في مواجهة الأعيرة النارية وكأنها لعب أطفال 22-7-2011...


Diraz 4 - O for this courage

Brave Youth fight the SF's and Mercenaries w/ only rocks!
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HRF: Jalila al-Salman: Female Teacher Forgotten in Bahraini Prison | Bahrain Center for Human Rights

HRF: Jalila al-Salman: Female Teacher Forgotten in Bahraini Prison | Bahrain Center for Human Rights | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
20 July 2011
In addition to opposition members, human rights defenders, peaceful protesters, students and athletes, the Bahraini government is cracking down on its teachers. Teachers like Jalila al-Salman who was arrested in March for her alleged role in coordinating a teachers’ strike following the February and March protests that called for government reform. Over 40 security officers raided Jalila’s home in late March and arrested her in front of her three children. Jalila is still locked up, and her family claims she has been tortured. She may get her day in court, though no exact word on when.
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Lethal Non-Lethal Weapons: The Deadly Effects of Tear Gas in Bahrain

Lethal Non-Lethal Weapons: The Deadly Effects of Tear Gas in Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Who has died?
Of the approximately 40 people who have died so far, the following are thought to have died from tear gas inhalation; Zainab Hassan al-Juma (47) , Sayad Adnan Sayed Hassan (44), Zainab al-Tajer, Mohammed Farhan (6), Isa Mohammed Ali Abdulla (71) & Khadija Mirza Al-Abdulhai (50). Here we can see that those killed by tear gas are not just the very young or the very old. Indeed, tear gas seems to be responsible for the death of people of all ages and both sexes. I’ll stop short of saying it affects all demographics, since I think it is safe to say that most of the dead are neither the rich nor the privileged. So why is a supposedly ‘non-lethal’ technology so deadly. Well there are a number of reasons – including the misuse of tear gas, the fact that tear gas manufacturers have a poor quality control system, the variable concentrations used by different companies and also the fact that CS (2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile) is a potentially lethal chemical.
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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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What Americans Have to Learn from the Arab Spring

What Americans Have to Learn from the Arab Spring | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Following the law of “non-contradiction,” logical consistency is a concept that offers up the simple idea that if someone says X and not-X at the same time, they’re either confused or trying to deceive you.
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In his December 10, 2009 Nobel Peace prize acceptance speech, Obama said: “America has never fought a war against a democracy, and our closest friends are governments that protect the rights of their citizens.” Such a statement stands in stark contrast to Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King’s assertion, in his “Beyond Vietnam” speech, that the U.S. was “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today” and that it had become, along with other Western nations, “arch anti-revolutionaries,” subverting people’s movements around the globe. Clearly these two men’s ideas about the U.S. are not compatible.
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The Egyptian government, led by the U.S. backed dictator, Mubarak, frequently violated many of its people’s basic human rights. According to a January 12, 2009 diplomatic cable, made available by WikiLeaks, the U.S. was well aware of Egypt’s State of Emergency law and its consequences for the people. The cable reported of the law that it had been “in effect almost continuously since 1967,” and granted the government “broad powers to arrest individuals without charge and to detain them indefinitely.” The cable also explained that the regime had used the Emergency Law to target political opponents including bloggers and labor demonstrators. In fact, a January 15, 2009 diplomatic cable by U.S. ambassador to Egypt, Margaret Scobey—again, made available by WikiLeaks—indicates that police brutality was, at the time, “routine and pervasive,” and that “police using force to extract confessions from criminals [is] a daily event.” Ambassador Scobey also wrote that there were indications that the government was engaged in torture and the “sexual molestation” of at least one female democracy activist.
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Soon the people of the tiny Persian Gulf nation Bahrain, too, awoke with the zeal to enact and experience freedom, whatever the consequences. Like Egypt had been, Bahrain is ruled by a dictatorial, U.S. backed regime, the Khalifa family. According to the New York Times, the Shiite majority in Bahrain have long complained of their being marginalized and discriminated against by the Sunni royal family. King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa is said to hire foreigners to take up law enforcement so as to prevent Shiite citizens from carrying weapons or wearing police uniforms. Moreover, despite overwhelming support for a 2001 national charter meant to produce key democratic reform, in 2002, “the king imposed a Constitution by decree that Shiite leaders say has diluted the rights in the charter and blocked them from achieving a majority in the Parliament.”[10] The U.S. has long supported Bahrain’s monarchy despite its aversion to democracy and human rights.
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Bitter Divides Persist Below Bahrain’s Relatively Calm Surface by Barbara Slavin -- Antiwar.com

Bitter Divides Persist Below Bahrain’s Relatively Calm Surface by Barbara Slavin -- Antiwar.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
At least 24 Bahrainis died in this year’s disturbances and more than 1,200 people, most of them Shi’ites, were fired from their jobs, according to a report on Bahrain last month by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).
Human rights groups have described gross abuses including security personnel dragging out seriously wounded demonstrators from a Bahraini hospital. At least 50 doctors and nurses are among about 600 people detained during the protests, which began on Feb. 14 and largely ended on March 14. On that day, Saudi Arabia and other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council sent troops at Bahrain’s invitation to guard infrastructure and free local forces to restore order.
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Somali rebels say famine label used for politics

Somali rebels say famine label used for politics | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali Islamist rebels accused the United Nations Thursday of exaggerating the severity of the drought gripping the south of the country and of politicizing the humanitarian crisis.The...
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انقذوا شعب البحرين.wmv

انقذوا شعب البحرين  | Please save the bahraini people , crimes of police in bahrain...

Very graphic! A must watch! Prepare to be moved.....We must act, we must do all we can to help!

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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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Bahrain activists jailed following 'politically motivated' trials | Amnesty International

Bahrain activists jailed following 'politically motivated' trials | Amnesty International | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The trials of 15 activists convicted over their involvement in pro-reform protests in Bahrain that began in February, were politically motivated and unfair, Amnesty International said today.

A military court in Bahrain’s capital city Manama has over the last few days sentenced the 15 activists, in two separate cases, to between one and four years imprisonment for “participating in illegal demonstrations and inciting hatred against the regime” during popular protests in February and March.

One of the activists, Fadhila Mubarak Ahmad, is the first woman protester to be convicted as a result of the recent unrest in Bahrain. She was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment.

“These trials and convictions represent yet further evidence of the extent to which the rights to freedom of speech and assembly are now being denied in Bahrain,” said Malcolm Smart, Amnesty International’s director for Middle East and North Africa.
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Persecuted Women in Bahrain

See the plight of persecuted Women in Bahrain!

The evil Khalifas target Women!
The sacrilegious Saudis target Women with live fire!

Do all that you can to foster awareness of these atrocities, contact your Governemnts, tell your friends, spread the news of the needs of these righteous Women!
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Freedom for Bahraini Doctors الحرية لأطباء البحرين

Freedom for Bahraini Doctors الحرية لأطباء البحرين | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Facebook site for Bahrain's illegally detained and persecuted Doctors!

Al-Khalifa regime violates the fundamental human Rights Principle of Medical Neutrality!
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Norway - Jul 23, 2011 - 00:35 | Prime Minister reacts to suspected AlQaeda bombing

Norway's prime minister Jens Stoltenberg, speaks at a press conference:
I have a message for those who attacked us, this is a message from all of Norway, you are not going to destroy us, you are not going to destroy our democracy..

Nobody is going to bomb us into silence, nobody is going to shoot us into silence..

Tomorrow we will show the world that the Norwegian democracy grows in strength when it matters..

We must never stop standing up for our values. We must show that the Norwegian society can stand up to these testing times. We must show humanity, but not naivety.
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الدراز يوم تقرير المصير

Diraz day of self-determination: See the SF's/ mercenaries attack Youth on July22, 2011.

Mercenaries hide behind walls and shoot at youth who are armed only with rocks.
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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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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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Mohammad Altajir's son waiting for his Father to be released.....

Mohammad Altajir's son  waiting for his Father to be released..... | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
It is difficult to be a child without your parentage! This handsome young man needs his Dad returned to him! Mohammad Altajir, a Bahraini Lawyer, is currently being wrongfully detained by the evil Bahraini Khalifa regime!

Let's help this child grow and return his father....
Let's help Bahrain grow by releasing all the Political Prisoners and Prisoners of Conscience!
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Letter from Bahraini Youth To the US Ambassador in Bahrain

Letter from Bahraini Youth To the US Ambassador in Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Is American foreign policy anything but rhetoric to cover their support for Fascist totalitarianism?!
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Free Ali Abdulemam - Video Support From Iraq - By hamzoz

Ali Abdulemam is a leading Bahraini blogger and founder of Bahrain's popular BahrainOnline forum. He a pioneer among Arab activists, using the internet to mi...
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فيلم وثائقي عن احدى ضحايا على يد قوات الأمن البحرينية

" فيلم القناص " فيلم وثائقي يحكي عن احدى النساء من الضحايا على يد قوات الأمن البحرينية التي اصيبت في عينها ، عن الأرهاب التي يتعرض له البحرينيون من هذه القوا...
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Tourturing Prisoners in Bahrain #2 - تعذيب المساجين في البحرين

Martyr Ali Saqer, He died in costudy along with 4 prisoners because they were under tourture by Bahrain regime criminals.Tourturing marks are so obvious on h...
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القمع من قبل المرتزقة 20-7-2011

فيديو القمع الهمجي من قبل المرتزقة و احد افراد المخابرات السفاح طاهر العلوي يحمل سلاح رصاص حي... | Sit-in in solidarity to demand the release of Sheikh AlMahfoodh in front of his house & the mercenary attack. Bani Jamrah July20
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AIUK : UK: Foreign Affairs Committee echoes Amnesty International's calls on the UK government to put human rights at the heart of its Middle East and North Africa policy

AIUK : UK: Foreign Affairs Committee echoes Amnesty International's calls on the UK government to put human rights at the heart of its Middle East and North Africa policy | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Today (20 July), the Foreign Affairs Committee released its report on the 2010 Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) Human Rights and Democracy Report.
Amnesty International welcomes the Committee’s recommendations for the government to place human rights at the heart of its future work in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The Committee’s recommendations echo Amnesty International’s calls on the government to take a more robust and significantly more consistent position on human rights violations throughout MENA. The Committee echoed Amnesty International’s concern about inconsistencies in the withdrawals of arms export licences and shared the organisation’s concern regarding the continuation of arms transfers to Saudi Arabia despite evidence that it was sending UK-supplied armoured vehicles into Bahrain.Amnesty International urges the government not to overlook human rights abuses and repression in favour of arms sales, trade more generally, or national security cooperation. Women's human rights must not be ignored.
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